Chandigarh, Feb 5: Ruchika Girhotra's molester and former Haryana police chief SPS, Rathore may be finally sentenced to a higher jail term as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly found that Rathore's act was preplanned.
CBI on Thursday, Feb 4 filed an appeal in the district and sessions court here seeking an enhancement of Rathore's sentence stating that the ex-police chief's act was a preplanned one and not an impulsive one, reports Times of India.
Brushing aside the excuse of old-age given by Rathore's counsel, the CBI lawyers have reportedly pushed for sentence of up to two years.
Two years is the maximum punishment allowed under Section 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
In Dec 2009, a CBI special court handed out a light six months jail term and a fine of Rs 1,000 to Rathore for molesting 14-year-old Ruchika in 1990. Rathore was immediately granted bail.