Rathore`s counsel complete evidences of defence witnesses
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 06, 2010, 19:12
Chandigarh: The counsel for disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore today completed the evidences of all defence witnesses in a local court hearing his plea challenging his conviction in the Ruchika molestation case on day-to-day basis.

The CBI will start its submission to counter the arguments of Rathore's counsel from tomorrow, Anand Parkash, father of Ruchika's friend Aradhana told reporters outside court premises after the in-camera proceedings for the day ended.

Meanwhile, Pankaj Bhardwaj, counsel for Ruchika's family said that Rathore's counsel had read out their evidences and now its our turn.

Since the proceedings are being held in camera the court had been declared out of bounds for media.

"It was Rathore's counsel wife Abha who read the evidences of defence witnesses in the court," Parkash, who was present in the court, said.

The former Haryana police chief's counsel cited some more court judgements while reading out the entire evidence in the court which is also hearing petitions of the CBI and the victim's family seeking enhancement of Rathore's six-month prison term in the case.

The ADSJ during its hearing in the case on April 16 had directed that the three petitions filed by Rathore, CBI and Ruchika's family and friends will be heared on a day-to-day basis from May three to May eight without adjournments.

The former DGP was sentenced to six-month imprisonment on December 21 last year by CBI Judge J S Sidhu who had held him guilty of molesting a budding tennis player Ruchika Girhotra, 14, at Panchkula near here in Haryana on August 12, 1990 who later committed suicide.


First Published: Thursday, May 06, 2010, 19:12

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