Hearing on Rathore Plea Adjourned till April 15

A Chandigarh court has adjourned till April 15 the hearing on a petition filed by former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore challenging his six month sentence in the Ruchika molestation case, said media reports.

The court of Additional District and Session Judge R S Attri instructed that the matter stands adjourned till the next date, reports said.

Rathore and his wife and counsel Abha came for the hearing escorted by a Haryana police man, said reports.

Abha contented that Rathore’s counsel (ND Sharma) was yet to recuperate fully from the assault on the former DGP outside the district courts on February 8, reports said.

Lawyer for the Ruchika family, Pankaj Bhardwaj and Anand Prakash, father of Aradhna, late Ruchika’s friend and sole witness in the molestation incident, were also present in the court today.

Rathore was attacked by Utsav Sharma, a youth posing as a journalist and said to have a psychological disorder. He had stabbed the former DGP thrice in the face with a pocket knife outside the district court. The former DGP’s lawyer had also sustained injuries in the attack and both had to be hospitalised.

(Based on internet reports)

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