HC asks CBI to file chargesheet in Rizwanur case

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Kolkata, Sep 19 (UNI) Calcutta High Court today gave the green light to the CBI to go ahead in the Rizwanur Rahman death case with the filing of a chargesheet against all seven people, a move stayed a fortnight ago.

A two-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice Surender Singh Nijjar and Justice Maharaj Sinha, ruled that the CBI could act independently to carry out the court order to book the people indicted by the agency for abeting the young computer graphics designer to commit suicide.

The court stayed the single bench order on the Central Bureau of Investigation to file the chargesheet as Rizwanurs father-in-law Ashok Todi, his associate Arun Sarogi and three policemen moved appeals seeking an injunction to issue a chargesheet against them.

The court directed Mr Todi and others to file affidavits within six weeks.

It will again come up for hearing after the Puja vacation.

A single bench of the HC had earlier directed the CBI to investigate Rizwanur's death on a petition filed by his mother Kishwar Jahan.

The investigation revealed that Rizwanur, who married Hindu girl Priyanka, committed suicide after being hounded by her father Ashok Todi.

The CBI also accused the police of harassing Rizwanur, whose body was found beside railway tracks on the eastern suburb in September 2007.

After weeks of hearing, single bench judge Dipankar Dutta asked the CBI to file chargesheet against the seven people indicted in the investigation report.

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