Rizwan case: Supreme Court grants bail to key accused Ashok Todi, brother

January 16th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 16(ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Kolkata industrialist Ashok Todi and his brother Pradip Todi in connection with the Rizwan Rahman suicide case.

The apex court told the Todis to surrender their passports and not to move out of Kolkata without prior permission of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). They have also been hindered from communicating or influencing witnesses connected with the case.

Ashok Todi and his two relatives-Pradip Todi and Anil Saraogi, Rizwanurs family friend Pappu and three Police Officers- Former Deputy Commissioner Ajoy Kumar, ACP Sukanti Chakraborty, Sub-Inspector Krishnendu Das, have been accused of abetment to suicide, criminal intimidation and conspiracy by the CBI in connection with the death of Rizwanur.

Rizwanurs body was found on the railway tracks between Biddhanagar Road and Dum Dum Junctionn on September 21 last year, almost a month after his marriage to Priyanka, Todis daughter.

Though the Police was convinced that it was a suicide case, Rizwanurs family members were not convinced moved to the higher level courts seeking a CBI inquiry.

The Rizwanur case got politicized soon after Trinamool Congress Chief Mamta Banerjee demanded a CBI investigation on October 14,2008. (ANI)

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