Ruchika molestation case: Supreme Court send notice to all respondents

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New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to all the respondents, including the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.

The respondents, which also include the Haryana Police, Ruchika's family and Anand Prakash, whose daughter was the sole witness of the molestation, will now have to file reply in court.

The apex court heard the appeal filed by Haryana Director General of Police SPS Rathore, who has challenged his conviction and enhancement of punishment in the case.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had on September 1 dismissed Rathore's appeal, saying his conduct, as a top official was "shameful".

The sessions court had earlier enhanced his six-month imprisonment awarded by a trial court in December last year to 18 months in jail on an appeal by CBI and Ruchika's family.

Ruchika, a budding tennis player, had committed suicide three years after being molested by Rathore on August 12, 1990.

On August 12, 1990, the then Haryana Inspector General of Police (IGP) S.P.S. Rathore, also the Haryana Lawn Tennis Association president had molested 14-year-old Ruchika in his office room. (ANI)

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