Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh,Nov. 12 : It was the better half, Abha Rathore, of convicted Ex-DGP Haryana, SPS Rathore, who got the bail out papers for Jailed DGP in the evening at the doors of Model Jail, Burial, Chandigarh. It was about 6.49 pm when Mr. Rathore walked out of the Jail Gates & was wearing the same shameless smile on his face which portrayed the winning expression. He was flooded by the Media Cameras and questions, but all went in vain as he boarded his Red Car, and sped away to his residence in Panchkula, in which Mrs. Rathore was waiting with just saying these words, “arey jaane do yaar”, though he sounded dejected but the emphatic smile was there on his face. Though, DGP got richer by Rs.4900/=, which he gets as wages for working as a Librarian in the jail premises for 170 days @ Rs. 30 per day.
The bail was given by a bench of Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan, a day after the CBI filed a closure report in two of the three fresh cases registered against 68-year-old Rathore following allegations by the brother and the father of teenager Ruchika Girhotra. The Court also directed that Rathore shall not leave the country without prior permission of the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Chandigarh. Rathore had challenged before the Apex Court his conviction and the enhanced jail term from six months to 18 months.
Rathore’s plea against conviction is however pending in the Supreme Court.