Rathore’s Arrest Not in ‘Haste’: Haryana Police

A day after a Panchkula court rejected former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore’s bail pleas, Haryana police has said that it doesn’t want to arrest Rathore ‘hastily’, said reports.

“Our investigation is still under process and we are looking into all aspects of the case before arresting anybody. We cannot do things hastily in this matter and we are busy collecting evidence pertaining to these FIRs,” Maneesh Chaudhary, SP Panchkula, was quoted as saying by Times of India.

The report in the English daily quoted senior police officials as saying that they had recommended sending fresh FIRs against Rathore to the CBI and so there was no point seeking his interrogation in custody.

“The CBI can take over this case in the next few days and we do not want to do anything that might sabotage their investigation process,” Chaudhary said.

On Friday, additional district and sessions judge Sanjeev Jindal had declined anticipatory bail to Rathore and observed that his crime had a ‘spine-chilling’ impact.

Rathore was on Dec 21 convicted of molesting teenager Ruchika 19 years back and sentenced to six months’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000.

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