Bail granted to 3 police officials in Rizwanur case

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Kolkata, Oct 1 (UNI) A city court today granted bail to the three police officials who were remanded in judicial custody in Rizwanur Rahman death case.

The three police officials of Kolkata Police--Ajay Kumar, Sukanti Chakraborty and Krishendu Das, applied for bail before city civil and sessions court yesterday, which was rejected by the metropolitan court.

Judge Madhusudan Dutta heard the plea of the police officials for three hours in a crowded court before granting them bail.

CBI counsel Kiran Mukherjee placed the last letter of Rizwanur Rahman before the court during the hearing.

Mr Mukherjee read out a letter in which Rizwanur named the three police officials, a local political leader Javed khan and his uncle Sahidur Rehman for exerting pressure on him to send his wife Priyanka Todi to her father's home.

Counsel Milan Mukherjee pleaded for the police officials and Counsel Kalyan Mukherjee appeared for Rizwanur's mother Kishwar Jahan who opposed the bail.

The three police officials of Kolkata Police were charged by the CBI, along with four others, of abetting computer graphics teacher Rizwanur Rahman to commit suicide.

Rizwanur was found dead beside the railway tracks in the eastern suburbs of the city in September 2007. The CBI investigated into the unnatural death of Rizwanur on an order of Calcutta High Court and issued chargesheet to seven people in the case, including the three police officials, last week.

The three police officials yesterday surrendered before the metropolitan court and applied for an anticipatory bail fearing arrest.

The Rizwanur case came to the High Court after his mother Kishwar Jahan moved a plea saying that his son did not commit suicide but was murdered. She prayed for a CBI enquiry before the bench to unravel the mystery behind the death of Rizwanur.

After investigation, the CBI said Rizwanur committed suicide after being harassed by police officials and family members of his wife Priyanka Todi.

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