Ruchika case: Rajya Sabha discusses the matter as accused DGP gets six-month jail term

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Chandigarh, Dec 22 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha discussed the Ruchika molestation case on Tuesday, as accused former Director General of Police (DGP) of Haryana, SPS Rathore got a six month jail term for the heinous act committed 19 years ago.

SPS Rathore was charged with molesting a 14-year old girl. He has been convicted and sentenced, but got bail almost immediately.

CBI' special magistrate J S Sidhu while sentencing 67-year-old Rathore to six months rigorous imprisonment (RI) during in-camera proceedings also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on the accused who will have to further undergo one month of RI in case of default.

Rathore allegedly molested teenager Ruchika Girhotra, a promising young tennis star in 1990. He was then an Inspector General of Police and the head of Haryana's Lawn Tennis Federation.

Teenager Ruchika killed herself three years after the incident by drinking poison.uchika's family says the police constantly harassed them not to file a case against Rathore. (ANI)

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