Nearly three weeks after the Centre’s directive, former Haryana DGP S. P. S. Rathore, sentenced to a six month jail term for molesting a minor, has returned the Police Medal awarded to him.
Rathore returned the Police Medal to the DGP, who forwarded the same today to Home Department “in a sealed cover for further necessary action,” an official spokesman told PTI here. The centre had cancelled his medal earlier this month.
“The President’s Secretariat notification stated that the Police Medal for meritorious service awarded to Rathore is hereby cancelled and the medal is forfeited under rule 8 of the rules governing the award of Police Medal,” he added.
Rathore is a 1965 batch IPS officer who retired in 2002. Rathore was awarded a six month jail term by a CBI court on December 22, 2009, for molesting a minor in 1990. The victim committed suicide three years later. Subsequently Rathore was booked in two other criminal cases after the victim’s father and brother filed two fresh complaints against him, accusing him of attempt to murder, wrongful confinement and forging of the post-mortem report of the victim.