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Justice delayed but not denied

Welcoming the Centre’s decision to withdraw former DGP of Haryana S.P.S. Rathore’s police medals, Aradhana, sole witness to the molestation incident in 1990, said she was elated. “Finally the law is catching up with him and this decision shows that the common man’s fight against influential people can yield justice.”

Madhu Prakash, one of the complainants in the case, said: “The decision (to withdraw police medals of convicted officers) is a very good step from the Centre. Even though it comes after 19 long years, I am very happy that the struggle to get justice has started showing results. I am hopeful that our case will soon reach its logical end,” she said.

“The decision shows that the Centre has started becoming serious in dealing with matters related to crimes against women.” She said the step should have been taken earlier.

A visibly jubilant Anand Prakash told reporters that it was the first of many pieces of good news. “It is very encouraging that Centre has accepted that Rathore did not deserve a medal for his services. Police is meant for our security and only those policemen who uphold moral and social obligations should be awarded.” He added that, “it is not possible for a family to generate public support and we are very thankful to the media for its support.”

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