Rathore's attacker granted bail

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Chandigarh, Feb 12 (ANI): The Chandigarh local court on Friday granted bail to Utsav Sharma, who allegedly inflicted knife injuries on former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore, convicted in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.

Utsav, who is said to be suffering from psychological disorder, was given bail by Civil Judge-cum-Magistrate Palwinderjit Kaur on a bond of Rs 50,000.

Sharma was arrested on Tuesday (February 9) and remanded to judicial custody.

Sharma, a student of the prestigious National Institute of design, stabbed 68-year old Rathore thrice in the face with a knife on Monday (February 8) outside the court premises. He posed as a journalist to get up close to Rathore.harma's parents were also present in the court, when the bail petition was read out.

Sharma's counsel submitted before the judge that the boy belonged to a well to do family with his parents being professors and that he had no criminal background.

Sharma's mother Indra Sharma said outside the court, "My son is innocent and the people holding administrative posts need to be sensitised towards common people."

"Punishment should be given to those who do some wrong and not to innocents," she added. (ANI)

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