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Veena, Witnesses In Ruchika Case Quizzed

PTI 10 Jan 2010, 19:54:29 PM IST

Haryana police are understood to have quizzed Veena who, Girhotras claim, was their domestic help even as father of Ruchika's friend Aradhana, the sole witness to the molestation of the teenager, on Sunday  accused the cops of trying to save the former DGP SPS Rathore in the case.

Veena is the woman whom the Girhotras claim to have been their domestic help in the 1990s and Rathore's lawyer wife Abha Rathore has accused of being the second wife of Ruchika's father S C Girhotra. 

"We have quizzed and examined all the important witnesses in connection with the case. There have been several allegations that have been levelled and we have to get to the bottom of the turth," head of Haryana police's seven-member Special Investigation Team, S S Kapoor said on Sunday . 

The SIT was set up on December 30 in connection with the two fresh cases registered on the basis of complaints of molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra's father and brother Ashu against Rathore and others in connection with the incident. 

Asked if Veena had also been questioned, Kapoor without divulging the names of those questioned, said, "All the important witnesses in connection with the case have been examined." 

He also claimed that Girhotra and Ashu had so far not joined investigations despite repeated requests and notices sent to them by the SIT. 

However, Anand Prakash, father of Aradhana, the sole eyewitness in the molestation case, alleged that the Haryana police had not shown any "seriousness to arrest Rathore and was instead trying to save him." PTI