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SC confirms conviction of former Haryana DGP S.P.S. Rathore

A Bench headed by Justice M. B. Lokur, however, modified the 18-month jail term awarded to Rathore to the period already undergone by him in custody.

Rathore was granted bail by the apex court in 2010 in connection with the case before which he spent around six months in jail.

Rathore had challenged his conviction and the enhanced jail term from six months to 18 months before the apex court.

A sessions court, on May 25, 2010, enhanced his jail term from six to 18 months while allowing a plea of the CBI and the Girhotra family.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court, on September 1, 2010, dismissed his appeal challenging his conviction and the sentence, saying his conduct as a top official was “shameful.
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