The Supreme Court today granted bail to former Haryana director general of police S P S Rathore who was convicted of molesting budding tennis player and teenager Ruchika Girhotra twenty years ago.
68-year-old Rathore shall not leave the country without prior permission of the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Chandigarh.
The CBI filed a closure report in two of the three fresh cases registered to the accusation against the top cop that he had doctored Ruchika’s post mortem report and that he was behind the custodial torture of her brother Ashu.
A disappointed SC Girhotra, father of Ruchika, said his family will now feel “insecure” since there will be a threat of “harassment” from Rathore. Rathore deserves to be punished, he molested the 14-year-old despite him being an IG of Police.
Anand Prakash, father of Aradhana – the sole witness in the case – also expressed his deep sense of disappointment, he said, “Throughout the inquiry the CBI was favouring Rathore and his officers, the CBI is shielding the accused.
The former top cop has already completed six months of his 18-month sentence.