Haryana

Angry eunuch drinks poison at Haryana police headquarters

Angry eunuch drinks poison at Haryana police headquartersPanchkula (Haryana), Jan 6 : A middle-aged eunuch, angered at police's alleged inaction in a case of assault on her adopted son, Wednesday attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison right outside the Haryana police headquarters here, police said.

According to police, the eunuch was identified as Laxmi, a resident of Hansi town in Hisar district of Haryana.

Temperature dips further in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 6 - The residents of Punjab, Haryana and the joint capital Chandigarh continued to brave the cold wave and the freezing weather Wednesday as mercury dipped further in the region. The met department has forecast rainfall in the coming days.

Amritsar city of Punjab was the coldest in the region, with a minimum temperature of 1 degree Celsius. Ludhiana and Patiala cities were comparatively warmer as they recorded minimum temperature of 6.3 and 5.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Chandigarh shivered at a minimum temperature of 3.4 degrees Celsius Wednesday, down from Tuesday's temperature of 7 degrees Celsius.

Arrest Rathore immediately, says Ruchika's father

Arrest Rathore immediately, says Ruchika's fatherPanchkula (Haryana), Jan 5 : Teenaged molestation victim Ruchika's father Tuesday demanded that former Haryana police chief S. P. S. Rathore be immediately arrested as he was a "criminal" roaming freely in the society.

S. C. Girhotra said he wondered that even after registering non-bailable cases, like abetment to suicide, attempt to murder, criminal intimidation, forging evidence, wrongful confinement and criminal conspiracy against Rathore, why were the Haryana police still shying from arresting him.

We are now sure of justice ahead, say Ruchika's friends

We are now sure of justice ahead, say Ruchika's friendsPanchkula (Haryana), Jan 5 - It could be "appropriate justice" at last, said a relieved Aradhana Tuesday as a prolonged legal battle was infused with new energy with former Haryana police chief S. P. S. Rathore being charged with abetting the suicide of her friend Ruchika Girhotra in 1993.

Police in Panchkula filed a fresh case against Rathore Tuesday. He was charged under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code of abetting the suicide of teenager Ruchika Girhotra, who killed herself in 1993, three years after he molested her.

Cold wave in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana kills thre

Chandigarh, Jan 5 - Chandigarh and its neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana Tuesday continued to bear the brunt of an intense cold wave that has claimed three lives.

Amritsar in Punjab was again the coldest in this region Tuesday, recording a minimum temperature of 1.2 degrees Celsius. Ludhiana and Patiala cities in Punjab saw a minimum temperature of 7.8 and 8.2 degrees respectively.

The minimum temperature in Chandigarh was 7 degrees Celsius.

According to officials, the cold and icy winds left two people dead in Ambala in Haryana and one person in Amritsar in Punjab late Monday.

Haryana police wants Rathore cases to go to CBI

Haryana police wants Rathore cases to go to CBPanchkula (Haryana), Jan 5 -The Haryana police Tuesday recommended that the three fresh cases registered against disgraced former Haryana police chief S. P. S. Rathore be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for further investigation.

"We have registered the third FIR (first information report) against him (Rathore). We have recommended that all cases be handed over to the CBI for investigation," Panchkula Superintendent of Police Maneesh Chaudhary told IANS.

Rathore charged with abetting Ruchika's suicide

Rathore charged with abetting Ruchika's suicidePanchkula (Haryana), Jan 5 - A fresh case against former Haryana police chief S. P. S. Rathore was registered here Tuesday, charging him with abetting the suicide of teenager Ruchika Girhotra three years after he had molested her.

The first information report (FIR) has been registered against the former director general of police, Panchkula superintendent of police Maneesh Chaudhary said here.  (IANS)

Haryana sets first central university rolling

Bhupinder Singh HoodaNarnaul (Haryana), Jan 4 : A new central university, the first in Haryana, started functioning Monday in the state's educationally and economically backward Mahendragarh district.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda inaugurated the first academic session of the university, in the district, 300 km from Chandigarh.

With its own campus spread over 500 acres at Jant-Pali town, 7 km from Mahendragarh town, yet to be built, classes of the university have been started from the complex of B. Ed. College, Narnaul. Mool Chand Sharma is the first vice-chancellor of the university.

Prakash family hails withdrawal of Rathore's medal

S-P-S-RathorePanchkula (Haryana), Jan 4 : Anand Prakash, who has been fighting the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case for the past 19 years, hailed the union home ministry's decision Monday to strip tainted cop S. P. S. Rathore of the police medal he was given for meritorious service in 1985.

"This is very encouraging for us and now we are more confident than before," he said.

"We all welcome this decision of the central government. With this development, we are quite hopeful that this case will soon reach a logical end," Madhu Prakash, his wife, said.

Probe against Rathore will take more time

Probe against Rathore will take more time  Chandigarh, Jan 4 : The special investigation team (SIT), set up by the Haryana police to examine criminal charges against former state police chief S. P. S. Rathore who is convicted of molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra, will take some more time to complete its work, its chief said Monday.

"We had got this case only last week and we are looking into every aspect of this matter. Our investigation is still under process and right now we cannot disclose our so far findings to anyone," Inspector General (Security) S. S. Kapoor, who heads the seven-member SIT, told IANS.

Hooda assures speedy justice in Ruchika case

Bhupinder-Singh-HoodaHaryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda assured to expedite investigations into the Ruchika molestation case through a Special Investigation Team for speedy delivery of justice to the family of Ruchika who was molested by former Haryana police Chief SPS Rathore.

Haryana urban body goes online

Bhupinder Singh HoodaChandigarh, Jan 2 : In a bid to streamline its working, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has digitalized nearly 250,000 files to enable web-based services to its customers, state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Saturday.

"It is a big achievement for HUDA and we have also directed the concerned officers to create a payment gateway. We have also told them to set up a computer-based grievance redressal system," he added.

Chautala son to contest Haryana by-election

Om Prakash ChautalaChandigarh, Jan 2 : Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has fielded his son Abhay Singh Chautala for the Jan 20 by-election in Ellenabad assembly constituency.

Abhay is the younger son of the INLD chief. Om Prakash Chautala and his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala are both members of the state assembly.

Om Prakash Chautala vacated the Ellenabad seat as he had been elected from two assembly seats - Uchana Kalan (Jind) and Ellenabad (Sirsa).

Panchkula sessions Court grants bail to Rathore till January 7

Panchkula sessions Court grants bail to Rathore till January 7Panchkula (Haryana), Jan 1 : The Panchkula sessions court on Friday granted an interim bail to former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore and put a stay on his arrest till January 7.

Rathore has been charged for allegedly molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra in 1990

The court has also asked for a reply from the state government in the concerned matter.

Rathore''s bail hearing started at the Panchkula sessions court around 9:30 am.

Rathore bail hearing adjourned till 12.30 p.m.

Rathore bail hearing adjourned till 12.30 p.m.Panchkula (Haryana), Jan 1 - The hearing of the anticipatory bail plea by disgraced former Haryana police chief S. P. S. Rathore, convicted of molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra 19 years ago, was adjourned by a court here till Friday afternoon.

District sessions judge S. P. Singh, after hearing Rathore's counsel and wife Abha Rathore and Ruchika's family lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj, asked the state government counsel to provide details of the case at the hearing slated to take place at 12.30 p. m.

Rathore did not come to the court Friday.

Rathore oversaw my torture, recalls Ruhika's brother

S P S Rathore, Ruchika GirhotraPanchkula (Haryana), Dec 31: Speaking about the torture and harassment he underwent at the behest of former Haryana police chief S. P. S. Rathore years ago, teenaged molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra's brother Ashu Thursday demanded that Rathore "should be behind bars".

Ashu, who remained in hiding since his sister committed suicide Dec 1993 following torture unleashed by the Haryana police at Rathore's behest, said that he had moved an application Thursday evening to get a case under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code
(abetment to suicide) registered against Rathore.

Ruchika's brother files fresh complaint against Rathore

Ruchika Girhotra, S P S Rathore Panchkula (Haryana), Dec 31 : Ruchika Girhotra's brother Ashu submitted a fresh complaint to the Panchkula police Thursday evening seeking registration of a case of abetment to suicide against former Haryana top cop S. P. S. Rathore and other police officials.

The complaint also sought a case against serving Haryana inspector general of police (IGP) K. P. Singh, who was the Ambala district police chief when Ashu was booked in false car theft cases by the police at Rathore's behest.

Rathore's wife's plea for early hearing rejected

Rathore's wife's plea for early hearing rejectedPanchkula (Haryana), Dec 31 - The district and sessions court here Thursday rejected a plea of Abha Rathore, wife and counsel of disgraced former Haryana top cop S. P. S. Rathore convicted in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case, for early hearing of his anticipatory bail application.

She wanted the hearing to take place Thursday itself instead of Friday.

Sessions judge S. P. Singh rejected the plea of Abha Rathore, who reached the court here Thursday afternoon with all documents sought by the court during the hearing Wednesday.

Ruchika Case: Aradhana blames Rathore for manipulating documents

Ruchika Case: Aradhana blames Rathore for manipulating documentsPanchkula (Haryana) Dec 30 : Ruchika’s friend and the sole eyewitness to her molestation case Aradhana today blamed former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore for manipulating documents.

Speaking to the media here Aradhana said: "This is clear in the case, event statements have come from CBI that they were influenced and attempts were made to bribe them.”

Committee to probe charges against Rathore

S P S RathoreChandigarh, Dec 30 : The Haryana government Wednesday announced the setting up of a committee to probe the charges made against disgraced former state police chief S. P. S. Rathore in the two fresh first information reports (FIRs) registered against him, state government sources said here.

The committee will be headed by Inspector General of Police Shatrujit Kapoor and includes Panchkula district police chief Maneesh Chaudhary. The committee will examine the charges made against Rathore in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case and subsequent events in the two new FIRs registered Tuesday evening.




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