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No Relief For Rathore, Case Adjourned To May 31

Disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, sentenced to 18-month prison term by a court in Chandigarh, in Ruchika molestation case, today again failed to get any relief as the Punjab and Haryana High Court adjourned
PTI May 28, 2010 16:28 IST
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Disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, sentenced to 18-month prison term by a court in Chandigarh, in Ruchika molestation case, today again failed to get any relief as the Punjab and Haryana High Court adjourned hearing in his bail petition to May 31. 

68-year-old Rathore's lawyer wife Abha Rathore had filed a review petition on his behalf in the High Court on Wednesday seeking bail, a day after he was sentenced and lodged in the high-security Burail jail here. Justice Gurdev Singh posted the matter for May 31 on the plea of the CBI counsel that the investigating agency has not received copy of the review petition.

Earlier, the same judge had adjourned the matter for today. In her petition, Abha Rathore had alleged that the appellate court had on May 25 passed the order "under media pressure". She had pleaded that the former DGP was facing "severe health problems".

Rathore was jailed after a sessions court had enhanced his prison term to 18 months for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra--who later committed suicide, 20 years back. PTI