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Rathore booked under Sec 306
Arun Sharma
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 5
In a fresh move that will further tighten the noose on disgraced former Haryana top cop SPS Rathore, the Panchkula police today slapped an abetment to suicide case on him under Section 306 of the IPC.

Rathore and four others, including the then SP of Ambala KP Singh, ASI Jai Narayan, SI Prem Dutt and ASI Sewa Singh, were booked on the complaint of Ruchika’s brother Ashu, who alleged that they were responsible for the suicide of his sister. After Ashu submitted his complaint on December 31 last year, the police sought legal opinion in the case and registered an FIR against the accused after getting a green signal from the Advocate General.

Notably, the two ASIs and the SI have already been booked under Sections 306/107/108 and 120 B of the IPC in connection with the Ruchika case.

Rathore was given interim relief till January 7 by a Panchkula court after he applied for an anticipatory bail in case of attempt to murder registered against him and other officials on the basis of two complaints lodged by Ashu and his father last week.

The special investigating team, constituted for probe into the two FIRs lodged by Ruchika’s family, has recommended the state government to refer the three cases to the CBI.

Ashu, in his complaint, stated that he was thrashed mercilessly in Rathore’s presence in various police stations. “Ruchika could not see the brutality meted out to me and was forced to end her life,” he alleged.



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