SPS Rathore

  • Ruchika Girhotra case: Friend's family to move HC June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Anand Prakash, the father of Aradhana Gupta, who was a friend of Ruchika Girhotra, has said that he will approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI's) closure report in the molestation-suicide case. The CBI's closure report pertained to Ruchika's brother, Ashu Girhotra's...
  • Ruchika Girhotra's family withdraws charges June 2, 2012

    Chandigarh: The family of Ruchika Girhotra, who committed suicide after being molested by former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, has raised no objection to CBI's closure reports dropping torture charges against the cop. The reports filed by the investigating agency say there's no evidence to prove that Ruchika' brother Ashu Girhotra was...
  • Ex-Haryana DGP pays Rs 9 lakh for VIP Number April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore has paid a whopping Rs 9.05 lakh to buy a VIP registration number plate that reads 0001. Rathore bought the unique number plate as a gift for his wife Abha who owns a Mercedes. Rathore was convicted in the 1990 Ruchika Girhotra molestation case...
  • Home Ministry to challenge CAT order on Rathore December 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is likely to move court against the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) order restoring the pension of disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore who was convicted in Ruchika Girhotra molestation case. The Home Ministry was "surprised" over the CAT order and preparing the ground to challenge it...
  • Ex-DGP who molested Ruchika to get pension December 17, 2011

    Chandigarh: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) bench in Chandigarh has ordered restoration of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore's pension, which was stopped after his conviction in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case. Sixty-nine-year-old Rathore was awarded six months' rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 1,000 by the Chandigarh CBI court in December...
  • Ruchika case: Witness claims CBI misquoted him December 21, 2010

    Chandigarh: In a new twist to the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case, a witness has alleged that the CBI misquoted him in its closure report that absolved the police of charges of harassing Ruchika's brother. Vijay Dheer, a neighbour of the Girhotras in sector - 6, Panchkula said the CBI ignored...
  • Ruchika case: witness says CBI misquoted him December 21, 2010

    Chandigarh: In a new twist to Ruchika Girhotra molestation case a witness has claimed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has misquoted him. The CBI closure report in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case says shopkeepers and neighbours of Girhotras were examined and the witnesses said nothing about Ashu Girhotra being...
  • Rathore Case: CBI to submit status report December 21, 2010

    New Delhi: The CBI is set to file a status report on its probe against former Haryana DGP SPS Rathode on Tuesday in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in the Ruchika Girhotra case. The report is in connection with a PIL seeking a fresh case against Rathore charging him with...
  • Ruchika's father angry as Rathore get bail November 12, 2010

    It was a huge setback for Ruchika Girhotra's family after SPS Rathore, the man convicted for molesting her 20 years ago, got bail on Thursday. The CBI has also dropped two cases against Rathore due to lack of evidence. Ruchika's father spoke exclusively to CNN-IBN and said that the system...
  • SC issues notice to CBI in Ruchika case October 7, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the CBI and Aradhna Prakash's father Anand Prakash on the appeal filed by former Haryana Director General of Police SPS Rathore challenging his conviction and 18-month sentence in Ruchika Girhotra molestation case. A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and B...
  • HC dismisses Rathore's appeal in Ruchika case October 7, 2010

    Chandigarh: Former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore would have to undergo his 18-month prison term with the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday dismissing his plea challenging the sentence awarded to him for molesting 14-year-old Ruchika Girhotra about 20 years back. Justice Jatinder Chauhan also dismissed a petition by 68-year-old Rathore,...
  • Rathore applies for two weeks parole August 27, 2010

    Chandigarh: Former Haryana police chief SPS Rathore, convicted for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra and currently lodged at the Burail jail, has applied for nearly two weeks parole for looking after crops in his farmhouses, jail officials said here on Friday. Rathore, 68, was sentenced to 18 months rigorous imprisonment by the...
  • Ex-cop Rathore's hearing adjourned till Aug 9 July 19, 2010

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday adjourned till August 9 the hearing on two FIRs filed in January against former DGP SPS Rathore in Ruchika molestation case. The two FIRs registered by the CBI in January this year on the basis of complaints filed by Ruchika's father...
  • Molester ex-cop's case adjourned till Monday July 16, 2010

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on a revision petition challenging the conviction of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore in the Ruchika molestation case. As the case, in which Rathore's counsel wife Abha had been putting her contentions for the past few days, came up...
  • No pension for disgraced top cop Rathore: govt June 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Disgraced former Haryana police chief SPS Rathore, in jail for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra in 1990, will get no pension from the government, the home ministry said on Wednesday. "Pension of SPS Rathore, a retired IPS officer of the 1965 batch, has been withheld in full on permanent basis,"...
  • Ruchika case: CBSE panel finds school guilty October 2, 2010

    New Delhi: A Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) panel has found Chandigarh's Sacred Heart School guilty of violating a series of rules by expelling Ruchika Girhotra. The CBSE expert committee has found that the school violated the rules and procedures while expelling Ruchika from the school on the ground that...
  • Rathore bail hearing adjourned to May 31 May 28, 2010

    Chandigarh: Disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, sentenced to 18-month prison term by a court in Chandigarh in Ruchika molestation case, on Friday again failed to get any relief as the Punjab and Haryana High Court adjourned hearing in his bail petition to May 31. 68-year-old Rathore's lawyer wife Abha Rathore...
  • Rathore stays in jail, bail plea deferred May 26, 2010

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday adjourned till Friday former Haryana police officer S P S Rathore’s bail plea in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case. Rathore, 68, will effectively spend at least another two nights in Burail jail where he has been lodged since last evening. Rathore had filed...
  • Ruchika verdict: do we need tougher laws? May 26, 2010

    On Face The Nation, Sagarika Ghose spoke to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • Twitter, Facebook buzzing with Ruchika case May 25, 2010

    The Ruchika Girhotra molestation case and the 18-month jail term for convict SPS Rathore in the case has been the big news on social networking websites. Twitter, Facebook and blogs all buzzing with people's opinions on whether justice for Ruchika has finally been achieved. Some of them agreeing that the judiciary...
  • Rathore's jail term a victory for Ruchika May 25, 2010

    Former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Monday for molesting Ruchika Girhotra. Rathore had molested Ruchika in 1990 but the justice was delivered only 20 years later and 17 years after the teenager had committed suicide. ...
  • New, stringent law on sexual abuse in the offing May 25, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government wants to make laws against sexual offences more stringent and a draft for a new law is being prepared that will include mental harassment as part of sexual abuse. So it is not just the people's campaign alone which is fighting for justice for Ruchika. The Government...
  • Ruchika gets justice, Rathore goes to jail May 25, 2010

    Chandigarh: Justice has been finally delivered after 20 years in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case when Additional District and Sessions Judge Gurbir Singh on Tuesday enhanced the jail sentence of former Haryana director general of police SPS Rathore from six months to 18 months. Ruchika's family now wants Rathore to...
  • Ruchika case: India wants harsher sentence May 25, 2010

    People of India have reacted strongly to the enhanced sentence handed to SPS Rathore in Ruchika case. ...
  • Ruchika wanted Rathore behind bars: friend May 25, 2010

    Ruchika's friend Aradhana who's been fighting the battle for justice for Ruchika said it's a victory for the common man. ...
  • It is a victory for common man: Ruchika's lawyer May 25, 2010

    SPS Rathore's plea has been rejected and the plea of the CBI has been accepted, he will go to jail today, he will not get any bail today for sure. This is a victory for every common man. I am not worried about the pleas he is going to make...
  • Justice has been done: Ruchika's father May 25, 2010

    Subhash Girhotra, father of Ruchika Girhotra, has said the judge has done justice and the fight will continue. ...
  • 18 months in jail for Rathore in Ruchika case May 25, 2010

    Chandigarh: A sessions court here on Tuesday enhanced the sentence of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore from six months to one-and-a-half years prison term for molesting 14-year-old Ruchika Girhotra 20 years back, following which the disgraced top policeman was arrested by the CBI. Pronouncing the verdict in a packed court room,...
  • Tough to get justice in India: Neelam Katara May 20, 2010

    Chandigarh: Neelam Katara, the mother who set an example of fighting against the high and mighty, says it is tough to get justice in India after the much-awaited verdict on former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case got deferred by five days. A sessions court in Chandigarh...
  • Verdict in Ruchika case deferred till May 25 May 20, 2010

    Chandigarh: The verdict in the nearly 20-year-old Ruchika Gihrotra molestation case has been deferred. The Chandigarh court that has been hearing the molestation case and former Haryana director general of police (DGP) SPS Rathore's plea challenging his conviction in it said on Thursday that it would pronounce the verdict on...