No relief for Rathore, case deferred to June 1

Haryana, May 31: Disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, sentenced to an 18-month prison term by a court here in a molestation case, today failed to get any relief as the Punjab and Haryana High Court deferred the hearing on his revision petition seeking bail till tomorrow.

68-year-old Rathore’s lawyer wife Abha Rathore had filed the review petition on his behalf in the High Court on May 26 seeking bail, a day after he was sentenced and lodged in the high-security Burail jail here.

The single vacation bench of Justice Ajay Tewari deferred the case till tomorrow.

On May 28, High Court Judge, Justice Gurdev Singh had posted the matter for today on the plea of the CBI counsel that the investigating agency had not received copy of the review petition.

In her petition, Abha Rathore had alleged that the appellate court had on May 25 passed the order “under media pressure”. She had pleaded that the former DGP was facing “severe health problems“.

Rathore was jailed after a sessions court had enhanced his prison term to 18 months for molesting a teenager, who later committed suicide, 20 years ago.

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