Rizwanur Rahman case: Supreme Court gives reprieve to businessman TodiBy ANI
Friday, September 10, 2010
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court of India, on Friday, stayed two Kolkata High Court orders to initiate fresh investigations into the death of Kolkata-based design professional Rizwanur Rahman.
The stayed orders include one where a trial court discharged businessman Ashok Todi, one of the prime accused, and second order that was stayed was one where the Kolkata High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reinvestigate the case and ascertain the cause of Rahman’s death.
The CBI, in its turn, had dismissed Rahman’s death as suicide and also went a step further to chargesheet seven others, accusing them of ‘abetment to suicide’.
A division bench of the Kolkata High Court had recently quashed the findings and directed the CBI to lodge a case of murder against the seven accused. The fresh case of murder would make the earlier investigations null and void.
Rizwanur Rahman was found dead near railway tracks in North Kolkata’s Dumdum area on September 21, 2007. His suspicious death occurred after he married Ashok Todi’s daughter Priyanka against the latter’s wishes. (ANI)