Calcutta High Court stays Rizwanur verdict for two weeks

August 14th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, Aug 14(ANI): The Calcutta High Court today stayed the verdict in the high profile “forced suicide case of Rizwanur Rahman” for two weeks.
The court has also asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a chargesheet against all the seven accused.
Earlier, the CBI had said in its report that computer graphics teacher Rizwanur Rehman had committed suicide, and was not killed.
The CBI report, which was made public by Justice Dipankar Dutta of Calcutta High Court, also recommended action against senior police officers, including former Kolkata Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee in connection with the case.
The report recommended departmental action against the former police commissioner, who is at present the ADG (Telecom) with the West Bengal police, while asking for major disciplinary action against the then DCP (headquarter) Gyanwant Singh and some officers of Karaya police station.
The CBI also sought permission to file chargesheet against the then Deputy Commissioner (Detective Department) Ajoy Kumar and two officers of his department along with Priyanka’’s father Ashok Todi, uncle Pradip and maternal uncle Anil Saraogi and Mohiuddin alias Pappu for abetment to suicide, criminal intimidation and conspiracy.
The Calcutta High Court had ordered the CBI to investigate the cause of death of Rehman who had married Priyanka Todi, daughter of an industrialist and thus put to rest the controversy as to whether it was a murder or a suicide.
Rizwan’’s body was found beside railway tracks a month after his marriage to Priyanka. It was then alleged that he had been intimidated by senior police officers of Kolkata Police at its Lalbazar headquarters a few days before his death at the behest of Priyanka’’s relatives.
The death of the youth from a modest background following his marriage to the daughter of a rich industrialist had snowballed into a public outcry and resulted in the shunting out of the three IPS officers — Prasun Mukherjee, Gyanwant Singh and Ajoy Kumar. (ANI)

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