Ruchika molestation case: Punishment not adequate, says Chautala

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Chandigarh, Dec 22 (ANI): Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on Tuesday said on the Ruchika molestation case that the punishment given to the accused-former Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore-was not adequate.

Earlier on Tuesday, Chautala had said that he did not have enough time to discuss such frivolous issues.

Chautala's statement comes in the backdrop of a verdict made on Monday against Rathore, who was handed out a fine of Rs 1000 and a six-month jail term for the crime committed 19 years ago.

Chautala was then chief minister of the state.

The Rajya Sabha also discussed the Ruchika molestation case today.

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 the Haryana's Lawn Tennis Federation.

Teenager Ruchika killed herself three years later by drinking poison.

Ruchika's family has said that the police constantly harassed them not to file a case against Rathore. (ANI)

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