Ruchika molestation: SC confirms ex-Haryana DGP's conviction

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld conviction of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.

Published: 23rd September 2016 01:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2016 01:01 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today confirmed the conviction of former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.

A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur, however, modified the 18-month jail term awarded to Rathore to the period already undergone by him in custody.

Rathore was granted bail by the apex court in 2010 in connection with the case before which he spent around six months behind bars. Rathore had challenged his conviction and the enhanced jail term from six months to 18 months before the apex court.

A sessions court had on May 25, 2010 enhanced Rathore's jail term from six to 18 months while allowing the plea of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Girhotra family. Punjab and Haryana High Court had on September 1, 2010, dismissed his appeal challenging his conviction and the sentence, saying his conduct as a top official was "shameful.

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