Hearing of Rizwanur case ends today

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Kolkata, May 12(UNI)Calcutta High Court today wrapped up the hearing on Rizwanur Rahman case, which began mid-2007, while Rizwanur's family continue their demand for criminal proceedings against city-based businessman Ashok Todi and some senior police officials.

The verdict on the writ petitiion was pronounced after assessing submission of the counsel of the litigants, who argued before the bench of Justice Dipankar Dutta.

The hearing on the case began in January this year.

The case came up before the court by a petition filed by Rizwanur Rahman's family, seeking a CBI enquiry into Rizwanur's "unnatural death".

His family alleged that he had been murdered and his father-in-law Ashok Todi, a city-based businessman and some senior Kolkata police officials responsible for his death.

However, Kolkata police maintained that Rizwanur committed suicide.

The court, on its part had, ordered a CBI enquiry into the case, after which the CBI submitted its report before the court. They too held that Rizwanur committed suicide.

On the final day of the hearing, Rizwanur's elder brother Rukbanur pleaded before the court praying for criminal proceedings against Ashok Todi, father of Priyanka, who married the computer graphics teacher.

Advocate General Balai Roy represented the state government in the case, while Kalyan Banerjee appeared for petitiner Rizwanur's family. Counsel for the police commissioner and others senior officlas also argued before the court.

Rizwanur Rahman, a computer graphics teacher, who married a Hindu girl, was found dead beside the railway tracks in the eastern fringes of the city in September last year. His death triggered immense controversy and angry protests within and around the city.

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