From DGP to convict: Ruchika molester SPS Rathore drags his feet to jail
Tuesday, 25th May 2010
Molester former DGP of Haryana SPS Rathore tried his best on Tuesday to drag his feet before going to jail forcing the judge to come back to his chamber again to send Rathore to Burail Jail that once housed former PM Chadrashekhar during Emergency.
Immediately after being sentenced to one-and-a-half years of imprisonment for molesting a teen-ager Ruchika in early nineties, Rathore refused to leave the court room along with the CBI cops saying he be supplied a copy of the judgement pronounced on Tuesday.
After around half-an-hour of chaos, additional district and sessions judge Gurbir Singh had to return to his court room to clarify as per CrPC, a convict can not immediately demand a copy of the judgement in the courtroom itself. His lawyer will have to apply before the court to get a certified copy for an appeal later.
Publication : Times of India