Centre vows reinvestigation of Ruchika case

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Centre to reinvestigate Ruchika case
New Delhi, Dec 27: Following pressure from different spheres demanding revaluation of the quantum of sentence handed over to the Ruchika's molester Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily has said that the Centre will direct reinvestigation into the case.

"The Centre will request for reinvestigation of the Ruchika case," Moily told reporters in Mangalore.

The government was forced to take this step as the activists as well as the general public raised a cry over the light sentence given to Rathore.

On Saturday, Dec 26, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the Ruchika case should be 'revisited'.

“After examining (the case) legally, I think it should be revisited. It needs revisitation on the whole issue. I am fully sympathising with the family (of Ruchika)," Hooda told the media in New Delhi.

On Monday, Dec 28, a CBI court sentenced Rathore with six months prison term along with a fine of Rs 1000. The ex-DGP molested 14-year-old Richika in Aug 1990 leading to the victims' suicide.

The fact that it took 19 years for justice to be done also invited the ire of the public.

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