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Rathore Undergoes Medical Checkup In Jail, Found Normal

Soon after being lodged in Burail Jail in Chandigarh disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore on Tuesday underwent a medical examination, results of which were normal.  "All the medical parameters, including ECG, were found to
PTI May 25, 2010 20:32 IST
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Soon after being lodged in Burail Jail in Chandigarh disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore on Tuesday underwent a medical examination, results of which were normal.

 "All the medical parameters, including ECG, were found to be normal," jail sources said after 68-year-old Rathore was examined by prison doctor Balbir Singh.

 "Now, he is most likely to spend the night in the jail," they said.  Rathore was arrested for the first time today after a court enhanced his sentence from six months to 18 months for molesting 14-year-old Ruchika Girhotra in Panchkula on August 12, 1990. Three years after the incident, Ruchika had committed suicide. 

Rathore's lawyer-wife Abha, who was not present when he entered the jail premises, came to the prison later in the evening.  She refused to take any questions from the media saying, "Please do not cover it".

 Abha, who had earlier told the court that her husband was a heart patient and needed medical care, was not allowed to enter the jail premises and stopped at the gate itself. On being questioned by jail staff, she said that she had come to give medicines and clothes to her husband.

 The jail officials told her that her husband had been examined by a government doctor after which she started to leave. But after walking a short distance, Abha stopped again when jail officials told her that she could hand over the clothes for Rathore.

 Abha then gave the clothes in a small brief case which was checked by the jail officials at the gate and then taken inside.  The jail officials did not take the medicines from Abha saying it would be taken care of by prison authorities as per the jail manual. PTI