No immediate action against police in Rizwanur case: Basu

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Kolkata, Oct 12 (UNI) Contrary to the report of action against two police officers for meddling with the inter-religious marriage of Rizwanur Rehman, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has decided to reserve any punitive measure awaiting the report of the ongoing judicial probe into the mysterious death of the graphic designer.

'' The Chief Minister has told me that no action will be taken against anybody right now till the judicial probe is over. The Calcutta High Court is also likely to give an order shortly on an appeal for a CBI inquiry,'' veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu today said.

While talking to newspersons after coming out of the CPI(M) state secretariat meeting, Mr Basu said the Chief Minister had told him last week about the decision of removing two subordinate police officers.

'' Today when I asked the Chief Minister about the reason of the decision not being carried out, he told me that it had been changed following an advise of the Advocate General. The Chief Minister told me that the report of the judicial probe would be received in three months and many more people might have to be punished,'' Mr Basu said.

Rizwanur, who had married Priyanka, daughter of industrialist Ashok Todi, was found dead beside railway tracks on the northern fringe of the city on September 21 triggering suspicion of a foul play.

The marriage was not accepted by Priyanka's family and Rizwanur was allegedly under a constant threat from police, who asked him to part with his wife.

While Rizwanur's family alleged that the 30-year-old youth had been murdered, Mr Basu apparently lamented that the exact reason of his death had not yet come to light.

'' It is strange that so far we do not know how he has died.

We have heard that he received blow on the back of his head...but the viscera report has not been received yet,'' he said.


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