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Ruchika case: HC summons inquiry report

The Punjab and Haryana High Court,on Thursday,directed the Chandigarh Administration to place on record the copy of the inquiry report prepared against Sacred Heart School which had allegedly expelled Ruchika Girhotra at the instance of SPS Rathore,former Director General of Police,Haryana.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court,on Thursday,directed the Chandigarh Administration to place on record the copy of the inquiry report prepared against Sacred Heart School which had allegedly expelled Ruchika Girhotra at the instance of SPS Rathore,former Director General of Police (DGP),Haryana.

The report was summoned during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation filed by World Human Rights Protection Council through its Chairman,Advocate Ranjan Lakhanpal.

The petitioner had moved the High Court seeking action against the school and framing of guidelines to take immediate action against influential persons and police officers involved in such incidents.

The case has been deferred to March 20 by the High Court for resumed hearing.

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The report prepared by Chandigarh Administration had read that “Ruchika Girhotra was thrown out in a selective,arbitrary,biased and unwarranted manner by the school under outside compelling circumstances”.

The report prepared after a Magisterial Inquiry had further read that “this would certainly have contributed to mortifying the self-esteem,self-confidence,integrity and reputation of a young minor girl,thereby traumatizing and indelibly scarring her impressionable mind”.

The 45-page report had recommended that Principal Sister S Sebastina should be stripped of the State Award conferred on her in 2005.