Rathore case fallout: Court seeks details of VIP cases

Rathore case fallout: Court seeks details of VIP cases

People protesting against former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore, convicted in Ruchika molestation case, outside the District Court at Panchkula on Friday. PTI

Justice Ranjit Singh has asked home secretaries of both states and the union territory to submit details of cases pending against police officers, politicians, bureaucrats and other highly connected people by Jan 12.

The order follows the conviction of Rathore for molesting the teenager in 1990. Rathore used his powerful position to get away from law for 19 years before being convicted by a court here Dec 21.

The judge in his Dec 27 order observed: "This case is prime example of justice delayed is justice denied. Blame for this has to be shared by all concerned, including the justice delivery system of courts.

"It is rightly noticed, and justifiably is cause of serious concern, that powerful persons occupying high positions have generally been able to circumvent the system at all levels and all stages," the judge remarked.

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