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Theja (Lawyer)     23 December 2009

Former DGP Rathore, found guilty after 19 years

Former DGP of Haryana, Rathore was found guilty by the special Magistrate after 19 years after he was accused of molesting young tennis player, Ruchika and sixteen years after the girl killed herself with that mental agony. He was given punishment of 6-month RI and a fine of 1000/-.

Now, the girl is not alive to see that justice is not denied, though delayed.

But the question is, "why wasn't he charged of abetment of suicide under IPC?"


 10 Replies

Meenakshi (Lawyer)     23 December 2009

:) "why wasn't he charged of abetment of suicide under IPC?"



Archana ji,

Who file charge sheet? This is india. For concelment of real facts police do several miracles to protect their departmental officers.

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     23 December 2009

 Every question starts with a capital W and every answer with a capital N.

Which police officer in Haryana had the guts to file charge of murder, rape, abatement to suicide against his own DGP? Are we living in a fool's paradise? Saw these roadside politician, read Chautala, shamelessly defending him? 

Will it become another Jessica Lall media case? What is NCW doing? Does Giriji Vyas inspire confidence? 

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     23 December 2009

Media is showing him laughing all the way. Neither the media nor Rathod has any shame left.

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     23 December 2009

 Last night MLA's son fired in a Delhi bar/hotel. There is forensic evidence and eye witnesses but he shameless MLA says no firing. They all get away.

DD Sathe (Contract Management)     26 December 2009

 Channels like Times Now are vigorously following up this case and forcing re-opening. However again re-investigation--again charge sheet--again cases---another 19 years!!

Is it good for legal profession in a way of long term business or shameful that there is collapse of last respected institute-judiciary ?

God bless this nation.

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     26 December 2009

 By crying hoarse, the legal system is not changed. Yes, I agree with Mr. Sathe, years may roll bye but nothing will happen. 

Justice Bilal Kazi, who retired recently, said that right there are incompetent persons manning judiciary right from magistrates to supreme court judges.

Why blame corrupt politicians, police and bureaucracy?

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     26 December 2009

 Rathore is not guilty. Find out from the following chronology:


Ruchika molestation case - chronology of events


The Ruchika Girhotra molestation case and subsequent events traced chronologically.

* Aug 12, 1990: Haryana Inspector General of Police (IGP) S.P.S. Rathore, also the Haryana Lawn Tennis Association president, molests 14-year-old budding tennis player Ruchika Girhotra in his office room.

* Aug 16, 1990- Complaint made to chief minister Hukam Singh and home secretary.

* Aug 17, 1990- Hukam Singh asks Director General of Police (DGP) R.R. Singh to investigate the matter.

* Aug 18, 1990 - Police registers Daily Development Report (DDR) against Rathore wide DDR no. 12.

* Sep 3, 1990 - DGP R.R. Singh finds Rathore prima facie guilty, submits report. Recommends FIR in the matter. Later, new DGP R.K. Hooda and Home Secretary J.K. Duggal recommend departmental action and chargesheet against Rathore.

* March 12, 1991 - Home Minister Sampat Singh consents to the departmental action. Forwards it to Chief Minister Hukam Singh.

* March 13, 1991- Hukam Singh gives his consent to the proposal.

* March 22, 1991 - Om Parkash Chautala becomes new chief Minister of Haryana. Hukam Singh leaves the chief minister's post. Chautala remains chief minister for 14 days amid political turbulence and instability.

* April 6, 1991 - President's Rule is imposed in the state. Governor Dhanik Lal Mandal takes over.

* May 28, 1991 - Charge sheet approved against Rathore during governor's rule.

* July 23, 1991 - Bhajan Lal-led Congress government takes over. Remains chief minister till May 9, 1996, during which time most of the alleged atrocities on Ruchika's family took place.

* April 6, 1992 - FIR against Ashu, Ruchika's brother, for car theft registered wide FIR No. 39.

* June 30, 1992 - Matter for registering FIR against Rathore taken up and Haryana legal remembracer R.K. Nehru recommended immediate registration of FIR against Rathore.

* March 30, 1993- Another FIR is registered against Ashu for car theft, wide FIR No. 473.

* May 10, 1993 - One more FIR is registered against Ashu for car theft, wide FIR No. 57.

* June 12, 1993 - Yet another FIR is registered against Ashu for car theft, wide FIR No.96.

* July 30, 1993 - One more FIR is registered against Ashu for car theft, wide FIR No. 127.

* Sep 4, 1993 - Another FIR is registered against Ashu for car theft, wide FIR No. 147. All the cases were registered under section 379 IPC.

* Oct 23, 1993 - Ashu is illegally picked by the Haryana police and kept in illegal detention for almost two months. Eleven car theft cases were registered against him.

* Dec 28, 1993 - Unable to cope with harassment imposed on her and her family, Ruchika commits suicide by consuming poison.

* Dec 29, 1993 - Ashu is released one day after Ruchika's suicide.

* April 1994 - The charges framed against Rathore dropped during Bhajan Lal's tenure, months after Ruchika died.

* Nov 4, 1994 - Rathore promoted as Additional DGP by Bhajan Lal government.

* May 11, 1996 - Bansi Lal becomes Haryana chief minister. Remains chief minister till 23 July, 1999 during which period Rathore was promoted as DGP.

* June 5, 1998 - Rathore suspended by Bansi Lal government in connection with a matter relating to a parole case regarding a detainee.

* Aug 21, 1998 - CBI probe is ordered in Ruchika molestation case by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

* March 3, 1999 - Rathore is reinstated as Additional DGP by Bansi Lal government.

* July 23, 1999 - Om Parkash Chautala becomes chief minister.

 * Sep 30, 1999 - Departmental enquiry exonerates Rathore in molestation case, he is promoted as DGP with effect from May 20, 1999. 

* Oct 10, 1999 - Rathore made Haryana's DGP (state police chief) by the Chautala government.

* Nov 16, 2000 - CBI files chargesheet against Rathore in Ruchika molestation case.

* Dec 5, 2000 - Rathore removed as Haryana DGP. Sent on leave.

* March, 2002 - Rathore retires from service.

* Dec 21, 2009 - CBI special court convicts Rathore in the Ruchika molestation case. Sentenced to six months imprisonment and fine of Rs.1,000.


Anil Agrawal (Retired)     26 December 2009

This is not the law of the country.

Each one of them should be tied to the nearest lamp post and lashed.

But that is exactly what the Aam Admi wants.

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     26 December 2009

 They have enjoyed the loot. What is th reaction of his family?

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