CBI on Monday took over the probe of three new FIRs including abetment to suicide and attempt to murder filed in the molestation case against former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore and other police officials of the State.

Rathore, on his part, moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging a lower court order which denied him anticipatory bail in two fresh FIRs filed by the victim’s father and brother levelling serious criminal charges against him.

His plea will come up for hearing on Tuesday.

“CBI has taken up investigation of the three cases relating to the molestation case today,” CBI spokesperson Harsh Bhal said in Delhi adding that the Centre had given consent following a request from the Haryana government.

The agency has re-registered the three cases in Special Crime Zone in New Delhi and has asked all persons in the know of facts and circumstances of these cases and those who are willing to give evidence in the court to inform the agency.

The first case has been registered under various sections of the IPC including abetment to suicide against the ex DGP, then Superintendent of Police K. P. Singh, Sub Inspector Prem Dutt and two Assistant Sub-Inspectors Jai Narain and Sewa Singh, all from Haryana police besides others.

The other two cases against the same officers, excluding the then SP, have been registered under various sections including attempt to murder and public servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury.

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