Chandigarh: "It`s a victory for the
common man," said Aradhana Gupta, the only witness in Ruchika
molestation case, after Tuesday’s court verdict enhancing the
jail term of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore.
Speaking from Sydney, Ruchika`s friend, Gupta said, it
is all due to public support that Ruchika has got justice.
"I am so happy about it. I really appreciate the
judiciary for putting Rathore behind the bar. But certainly I
am not very happy because we were expecting two years as the
crime was committed by a police official and not by a
commoner," Gupta said.
"We should take it as a first step towards justice
and certainly the case under Section 306 IPC (abetment to
suicide) and other charges against him are yet to come up.
Rathore will be punished for whatever crimes he has committed
in these years, harassing the Girhotra family and ruining the
career of Ruchika`s brother. Certainly that still has to
come," she told a news channel.
"We certainly take it as a victory. We have been
waiting long for the culprit to be punished," she said.