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It's a case of media hype, says wife of molester ex-DGP

December 30, 2009 15:07 IST

Facing fresh charges in the Ruchika molestation case, former Haryana Director General of Police SPS Rathore on Wednesday mocked at the media, saying, "The day you can satisfy me you are a constitutional power on judicial matters, I will speak (to you)".

Rathore, 67, failed to get any immediate relief on his anticipatory bail plea filed in the sessions court. "We will only talk to the court," he told reporters.

Rathore's wife Abha, who is also acting as his lawyer, asked the media to relax and take as many photos as they wanted, while the couple was on its way back from the court.

Rathore moved the bail plea following registration of two FIRs by the Haryana police on Tuesday night in the molestation case of 14-year-old Ruchika, who committed suicide later, and moves to file a fresh case of abetment to suicide.

The police registered the FIRs on the basis of complaints by Ruchika's father Subhash Chander Girhotra and her brother Ashu, regarding alleged tampering of the post-mortem report by the police and harassment of Ashu, including an attempt to murder him.

During the proceedings before District and Sessions Judge S P Singh on Rathore's bail plea, Abha alleged, "It is a case of media hype". She added that she had come to know about the fresh FIRs through media reports.

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