Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who has been closely monitoring the fall-out of the molestation case involving a former Haryana Director-General of Police S.P.S. Rathore, said on Saturday that the fresh complaint filed against the officer by the brother of the victim seeking action under Section 306 of the IPC (abetment to suicide) would be treated as a First Information Report(FIR).

It may be recalled that Mr. Rathore was convicted and sentenced by a CBI court here on December 21 to undergo six months imprisonment and a fine of Rs.1,000 for molesting a teenager in August 1990. The victim had committed suicide in December 1993.

Mr. Hooda, who was talking to journalists at the general body meeting of the Haryana unit of the Congress, said that the fresh complaint filed by the brother of the victim had alleged that the police officer had not only tortured him in police custody but also “compelled” his sister to commit suicide.

He reiterated that the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which was constituted to investigate two fresh complaints filed last week by the father and brother of the victim in which they had alleged harassment at the hands of Mr. Rathore, had been asked to submit the report as early as possible to ensure justice to the family.

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