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CBI moves SC against fresh probe in Rizwanur case

CBI Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Calcutta High Court order asking it to launch a fresh probe and register a murder case in the death of computer graphics teacher Rizwanur Rahman.

Updated: Sep 01, 2010, 13:52 PM IST

New Delhi: CBI Wednesday moved the Supreme
Court challenging the Calcutta High Court order asking it to
launch a fresh probe and register a murder case in the death
of computer graphics teacher Rizwanur Rahman, who was found
dead near a railway track.

The agency said a fresh probe was not required in the
case as it had earlier conducted the detailed probe and
arrived at the conclusion that the offence was made for
abetment of suicide against industrialist Ashok Todi and his
relatives.

The agency has appealed against the May 18 order of
the division bench of the High Court which had set aside the
single bench decision directing CBI probe into the case.

Ashok Todi had on May 28 moved the Supreme Court
challenging the Calcutta High Court`s order directing the CBI
to conduct a fresh probe into the death of Rizwanur.

The division bench of the Calcutta High Court had on
May 18 directed the CBI to treat as an FIR the complaint filed
by Rukbanur Rahman, elder brother of Rizwanur, on September
21, 2007.

The bench had observed that Justice Soumitra Pal in
his earlier order had only directed the CBI to investigate the
cause of the death and file a report to it and had not
authorised the agency to investigate the alleged crime.

The CBI had then in its report concluded that
Rizwanur`s death was a case of suicide and recommended
initiation of an abetment to suicide case under Section 306 of
the IPC.

Rizwanur was found dead near railway tracks in Dumdum
area of Kolkata on September 21, 2007, just a month after his
marriage on August 18, 2007, to Priyanka Todi, daughter of
industrialist Ashok Todi.

Ashok Todi, owner of the Rs 200-crore Lux Cozi hosiery
brand, his brother Pradip and brother in-law Anil Sarogi are
accused in the case along with senior IPS officers then
serving in the Kolkata Police.

The GRP was first entrusted with the investigations
following which the state government ordered a CID probe.

After this, the state instituted a judicial probe by a
retired high court judge, which was withdrawn after the CBI
probe was ordered by the Calcutta High Court on October 16,
2007.

PTI