Chandigarh: The CBI on Jan 15 began formal interactions with the father of Ruchika Girhotra, who was molested by former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, and all others connected directly or indirectly with the case which took place 19 years ago at Panchkula.
The CBI team of the Special Crime Branch (SCB), New Delhi started the interaction at its camp office in Sector 18 with Anand Parkash, father of Aradhna, the sole eye witness to the molestation case. He is also the husband of Madhu Parkash the complainant in the case in which Rathore was recently awarded six months imprisonment and fined Rs 1,000 by a CBI court in Chandigarh. Anand Parkash told reporters that the CBI team had called him as they wanted to acquaint themselves with the case. "But I will be taking along with me records relating to the case for submission to the team which is also expected to record my statement," he added.
Aradhna, the sole eye witness, told reporters that she had not yet been called by the CBI team. Besides Anand Parkash, Ruchika's father Subhash Chander Girhotra also met the CBI team to provide details of the case to the officials. The CBI had on January 12 taken over the three fresh FIRs against disgraced former DGP of Haryana lodged by Girhotra and his son Ashu levelling various allegations, including attempt to murder, abetment to suicide and doctoring the post mortem report and other documents.