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Tirath apprises PM of Ruchika case developments

Last Updated: Friday, January 1, 2010 - 23:38

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Friday apprised of developments in the Ruchika molestation case by Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath.
Tirath, who had gone to meet Singh to wish him on new
year, told Singh that she was waiting for the report of the
National Commission for Women in the matter and would
afterwards take up the issues of fast-track courts for women
and gender sensitisation with Law Minister Veerappa Moily.

She told him about the various sections under which the
NCW has asked former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore to be tried,
ministry sources said to a news agency.

Rathore has been sentenced to six months in jail for
molesting budding tennis player Ruchika 19 years ago when she
was 14. The teenager had committed suicide three years later.

The former DGP today got an interim bail in two fresh
FIRs filed in relation to the case even as the Central
government indicated that the CBI may take over the case of
abetment to suicide of Ruchika.

An application was filed yesterday by Ruchika`s brother
Ashu alleging that he was tortured and his family was harassed
so much that the girl was driven to suicide. He wanted filing
of a case under 306 of IPC (abetment to suicide).

The NCW has already asked the Haryana Government as well
as the Union Law and Home Ministries for reopening cases
against Rathore.


First Published: Friday, January 1, 2010 - 23:38

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