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Verdict On Rathore's Plea On May 2O

A Sessions court in Chandigarh, will pronounce verdict on former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore's plea challenging the six-month sentence awarded to him by a CBI court for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra on May
PTI May 11, 2010 18:07 IST
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A Sessions court in Chandigarh, will pronounce verdict on former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore's plea challenging the six-month sentence awarded to him by a CBI court for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra on May 20.

 The CBI and relatives of budding tennis player Ruchika, who later committed suicide, had also filed petitions before the court seeking enhancement of the sentence for Rathore.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Gurbir Singh fixed May 20 for delivering the judgement on all the three pleas after conclusion of arguments and counter-agruments in the case, Ruchika's family counsel Pankaj Bhardwaj said today.

The court heard the agruments, which began on May three, on a day-to-day basis, he told reporters here.

The proceedings were held in-camera.

The disgraced former top cop had sought setting aside of the trial court verdict against him while the Ruchika family and the CBI had sought maximum punishment of two years for 68-year-old Rathore.

The former DGP was sentenced to six-month imprisonment on December 21 last by CBI Judge J S Sidhu for molesting 14-year-old Ruchika at Panchkula in Haryana on August 12, 1990.

Three years after she was molested, Ruchika committed suicide. PTI