Relief for Rathore: Haryana’s former DGP S P S Rathore got interim relief till 7 January on Friday in Panchkula session court in hearing of Ruchika molestation case. He is granted bail on furnishing bonds of Rs 1 lakh for each FIRs which are filed against him by Ruchika’s father Subhash Chander Girhotra and brother Ashu. He is given directions that he will not leave the country and he will have to come to police station for interrogation any time when he is called and he will not try to threaten any person linked to the case. Abha Rathore, wife of Rathore, who is also counsel for him found many discrepancies in the FIRs and said that facts are fabricated and interpolated and Ruchika’s family and Madhu Parkash Family is trying to become hero through media by the case.
About the case: Case is about molestation of Ruchika who committed suicide after being molested by former IPS officer. She was molested by SPS Rathore on August 12, 1990 and she was expelled from school in 1993 after which she committed suicide on December 23, 1993. Ruchika’s family was threatened for taking the case back her brother was arrested on October 23, 1993 in eleven theft cases. Ruchika’s family had to leave the place because of threaten from police and SPS Rathore even being involved in molestation case was continuously got promotions and became director general of police in October 1999. Rathore got six month jail from CBI court on December 21, 2009 with a fine of just Rs 1000.
Aradhana disappointed: Aradhana, childhood friend of Ruchika is disappointed with the relief given to Rathore. Aradhana and her family have fought for Ruchika. Aradhana’s parents Anand Prakash and Madhu Prakash also tolerated the harassments as Anand was a Haryana government employee so he was transferred many time at far places and also charged with many disciplinary charges to suppress the case but he did not give up and his family supported him as well. Aradhana had seen the incident with her own eyes and she wants her friend to get justice and she has faith that they will get the justice. She said it was almost sure that Rathore will get bail as he was a big officer but she trust the law and they will continue the fight against him for justice. Aradhana did not care about herself and delayed her own marriage but she tried to be present in every hearing of case. Anand Parkash and her family till now attended more than 400 hearing regarding this case but they are still waiting for the justice in the case which is 19 year old. Pankaj Bhardwaj, counsel for Ruchika’s family has also hope from the court to get justice and he is ready for the hearing of January 7 before the court.Share