The case against former Haryana DGP S.P.S Rathore gets stronger. Police have nabbed the alleged offender in auto theft case, in which the brother of the molestation victim was falsely implicated.

Haryana Police have arrested an absconding accused in a 1993 auto theft case in which former top cop S. P. S. Rathore allegedly implicated the brother of the molestation victim, police said today.

A team of Haryana Police assisted by their Pune counterparts on Saturday nabbed Gajinder Singh from Baner Road area, where he used to run a dhaba, they said.

Singh, a proclaimed offender who had been absconding since 1997, was taken to Haryana by the investigating team after obtaining his transit remand.

Former Haryana DGP Rathore was awarded a six-month jail term by a CBI court on December 21 for molesting a minor in 1990 when he was an IGP. She committed suicide three years later.

Several cases related to car theft and other offences were slapped on the victim’s brother at that time but he was later acquitted of the charges by the courts. The family alleges that false cases were brought at Rathore's behest and that the boy was harassed and tortured in custody.

The victim’s family had recently filed two complaints against Rathore accusing him of attempt to murder and wrongful confinement and forging the post-mortem report of the victim, after which two fresh FIRs were lodged against the former IPS officer.

Rathore's anticipatory bail pleas in connection with the two FIRs have also been rejected by a Panchkula sessions court.

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