Rathore bail petition plea deferred till Wednesday

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Chandigarh, June 1(ANI): The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday deferred the hearing on former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) S.P.S. Rathore's bail petition till Wednesday.

Rathore, who is now lodged in Chandigarh's Burail jail, had moved the High Court with a review petition, seeking bail on medical grounds.

However, the High Court's single vacation bench of Justice Ajay Tewari deferred the matter for Wednesday after it was told to him that Ruchika's family advocate Pankaj Bhardwaj was indisposed.

Earlier, the Chandigarh District and Sessions Court had rejected Rathore's appeal against his conviction in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.

The court had enhanced Rathore's jail term to 18 months from six months.

His lawyer-wife Abha Rathore pleaded with the judge to hear the case, arguing that her husband was facing severe health problems.

She also initiated a process for a revised petition against the verdict in the court of Justice S.S. Saron, contending that the appellate court had passed the order under media pressure. (ANI)

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