Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana unit of the Communist Party of India (M) has hailed the court verdict enhancing the jail term of former Haryana DGP S. P. S. Rathore to 18 months for molesting a teenaged tennis player 20 years ago.

Reacting to the verdict handed out by Chandigarh ADSJ Gurbir Singh, CPI (M) secretary Inderjit Singh said it would assuage the feelings of all those who were left bewildered by a token punishment of six months awarded to him a few months earlier by another court.