Rizwanur case: HC defers disclosure of CBI report

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Kolkata, Jan 11: The Calcutta High Court today deferred disclosure of the CBI report in the Rizwanur Rahman death case following respondents' failure to submit the affidavit. Justice Dipankar Dutta asked eight respondents in the case to file the affidavit in three weeks.

The respondents include Mr Ashok Todi, father of Rizwanur's wife Priyanka, former Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee and four police officials. The respondents had earlier failed to file the affidavit before the bench despite an order. Petitioners' counsel Kalyan Banerjee argued before the bench that the court should not publish the CBI report till the respondents submit their affidavits. The court fixed February 20 as the next date of hearing.

The CBI had conducted a probe into the mysterious death of Rizwanur Rahman, a computer graphics designer and teacher, under an order by the high court.

The agency was asked to submit a report within a month, which expired in mid-December. The CBI had sought more time from the court to complete the detailed investigation. It was then allowed time till January 8 to submit the report.

Rizwanur Rehman was found dead beside the railway tracks in the eastern part of the city on September 21 last year.

His family alleged that he was murdered and his father-in-law Ashok Todi then became the centre of suspicion.

The CBI had filed a case against Mr Todi and the five police officials.

UNI

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