Rizwan case: Calcutta HC directs CBI to initiate fresh probe

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Kolkata, May 18 (ANI): The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to start fresh investigation into computer graphics teacher Rizwanur Rahman's murder case.

The court has affirmed that the investigation is inadequate and asked the agency to start a fresh investigation in the case.

The court has also asked the CBI to submit its report within four months.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had granted bail to Kolkata industrialist Ashok Todi and his brother Pradip Todi in connection with the case.

The apex court told the Todis to surrender their passports and not to move out of Kolkata without the prior permission of the CBI. They have also been prevented from communicating or influencing witnesses.

Ashok Todi and his two relatives-Pradip Todi and Anil Saraogi, Rizwanur's family friend Pappu and three Police Officers- Former Deputy Commissioner Ajoy Kumar, ACP Sukanti Chakraborty, Sub-Inspector Krishnendu Das, have been accused of abetment to suicide, criminal intimidation and conspiracy by the CBI in connection with the death of Rizwan.

Rizwanur's body was found on the railway tracks between Biddhanagar Road and Dum Dum Junction on September 21 last year, almost a month after his marriage to Priyanka, Todi's daughter.

Though police is convinced that it was a case of suicide, Rizwanur's family members are not convinced and have moved the higher courts for a CBI inquiry. (ANI)

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