Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday sought the records against former Haryana DGP and convict SPS Rathore in the Ruchika Molestation case from the government and Chandigarh administration.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by Chairman of World human rights commission Ranjan Lakhan Pal based on the Ruchika molestation case.    

Court has also deferred hearing for March 20 directing Haryana government to produce Molestation case probe report.

State Government earlier said that it didn’t have inquiry report of the case.

But after CBI advocate Ajay Kaushik recorded his statement that IPS RR Singh’s probe report against Rathore was with him, the government too admitted it had the probe record.

Court also asked Chandigarh administration to produce before it the report pertaining to Ruchika’s expulsion from school at the behest of Rathore.
 
On December 22, 2009, after 19 years, 40 adjournments, and more than 400 hearings, the court finally found Rathore guilty under Section 354 IPC (molestation) and sentenced him to six months imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000.  

The CBI had opposed Rathore's plea and had sought an enhancement of his sentence from six months to the maximum of two years after his conviction.

Rejecting his appeal against his conviction by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court, Chandigarh District Court on May 25 sentenced the disgraced former police official to one and a half years of rigorous imprisonment, enhancing his earlier six-month sentence and he was immediately taken into custody and sent to the Burail prison.

On 11 November 2010, the Supreme Court granted bail to S P S Rathore on the condition that he should not leave Chandigarh.

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