Rizwanur case: Calcutta High Court rejects businessman Todis bail plea

December 17th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, Dec.17 (ANI): The Calcutta High Court has rejected the bail plea of industrialist Ashok Todi, the main accused in the Rizwanur Rahman murder case.
Justice B P Sengupta rejected the bail application on Wednesday.
Earlier, a bench comprising of Justice Amit Talukdar and Justice P S Banerjee differed on whether to grant bail to Todi. The matter was then assigned to Justice Sengupta by Chief Justice S S Nijjar.
Justice Sengupta, in his judgement said: As Ashok Todi is the main accused and there is a strong prima facie case against him, bail can not be granted at this stage.
Ashok Todi and his two relatives, Rizwanur’’s family friend Pappu and three police officers have been accused of abetment to suicide, criminal intimidation and conspiracy, by the CBI in connection with the death of Rizwanur.
Rizawanur’’s body was found on the railway tracks between Bidhannagar Road and Dum Dum Junction on September 21, almost a month after his marriage to Priyanka, Todis daughter.
According to media reports, some police officers, who were allegedly influenced by Todi, pressurised Rizwanur to end his marriage with Priyanka.
Though police initially said that Rizwanur had committed suicide, his family members were not convinced, and they moved the High Court seeking a CBI inquiry into his death, as they had “no faith” in any inquiry conducted by any state agency. (ANI)

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