“It’s a victory for the common man”, said Aradhana Gupta, the only witness in molestation case of the budding tennis player, after the court verdict enhancing the jail term of former Haryana DGP S.P.S. Rathore.

Speaking from Sydney, Ms. Gupta said it was all due to public support that justice was achieved.

“I am so happy about it. I really appreciate the judiciary for putting Rathore behind bars. But certainly I am not very happy because we were expecting two years as the crime was committed by a police official and not by a commoner,” Ms. Gupta said.

“We should take it as a first step towards justice and certainly the case under Section 306 IPC (abatement to suicide) and other charges against him are yet to come up.

Rathore will be punished for whatever crimes he has committed in these years, harassing the Gihrotra family and ruining the career of victim’s brother. Certainly that still has to come,” she told a news channel.

“We certainly take it as a victory. We have been waiting long for the culprit to be punished,” she said.

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