Chandigarh, June 4: Former Haryana DGP S.P.S. Rathore, who is serving an 18-month jail sentence in Ruchika Girhotra molestation case, will remain behind bars till the end of this month as the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday, June 4 denied him relief saying that he had been found guilty of an “odious offense".
Vacation judge Justice Ajay Tewari fixed June 29 for hearing, before an “appropriate" bench, on the revised petition filed by the 68-year-old Rathore for suspension of the sentence and his bail.
The judge said that normally where the sentence is up to three years, bail should be granted liberally but with regards to this case he said, "In a case like the present, where the accused has been found guilty of a particularly odious offense, this rule can be departed from," the judge observed.
With the judge fixing June 29 for hearing arguments on the revision petition filed on Rathore"s behalf by his lawyer-wife Abha, the former top cop will have to remain behind bars.