Rizwanur case: Court directs framing of charges

Rizwanur`s body was found beside railway tracks, a few kilometres away from Todi`s residence.

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 15:52 PM IST

Kolkata: A city court on Thursday directed framing
of charges of abetment to suicide against industrialist Ashok
Todi and three others in connection with the suicide of
computer graphics teacher Rizwanur Rahman who was found dead
days after marrying his daughter Priyanka.

Ninth fast track court judge Amit Chattopadhyay directed
that Todi, his brother Pradip Todi, brother-in-law Anil
Saraogi and Pappu be tried under Section 306 (abetment to
suicide), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal
conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

The court also directed that IPS officer Ajay Kumar, who
was the then deputy commissioner (detective department) of
Kolkata Police, and two officers - sub-inspector Krishnendu
Das and ACP Sukanti Chakraborty of the department - be tried
under Section 506 and 120B.

The judge directed that the trial commence from May 16.

The case is being investigated by the CBI on a Calcutta
High Court order.

Rizwanur, who came from a modest family at Park Circus
area in the city`s eastern part, had married Ashok Todi`s
daughter Priyanka under the Special Marriage Act on August 18,
2007.

The couple had reportedly notified the local police
station about their marriage.

It was alleged that officers of the detective department,
at the behest of the Todi`s, had summoned Rizwanur to the
Lalbazar police headquarters and intimidated him in sending
his wife back to her father`s mansion at upmarket Salt
Lake city.

It was alleged that Mohiuddin alias Pappu, who was known
to Rizwanur and his family, had acted as a link with the
Todi`s and the police.

It was claimed that though it was promised that Priyanka
would be sent back to Rizwanur after a week, she never came
back.

On September 21, 2007, Rizwanur`s body was found beside
railway tracks at Dumdum Patipukur, a few kilometres away from
Todi`s residence.

Rizwanur`s mother Kishwar Jahan and elder brother
Rukbanur Rahman had moved the Calcutta High Court seeking a
CBI probe expressing that they did not have faith in a state
agency as the city police was part of the accused.

PTI