17 Dec :The sensational Rizwanur Rahman death case was on Wednesday committed to sessions for trial by a CBI court, nearly 15 months after the body of the young computer graphics teacher was found under mysterious circumstances.
All the seven accused including three police officers of the Kolkata police were present in the court when the 14th Metropolitan Magistrate (CBI designated court) Madhumita Roy ordered them to be present before the chief judge of the city session court, Kolkata.
Rizwanur’s father-in-law Ashok Todi, his brother Pradip Todi, brother-in-law Anil Sarogi, facilitator Moinuddin alias Pappu and three police officers Ajay Kumar, Sukanti Chakraborty and Krishnendu Das were among the accused.
All the accused were charged with criminal conspiracy in the death of the computer graphics teacher whose body was found on21st September last year beside railway tracks away from his home in Park Circus, a month after his marriage to Ashok Todi’s daughter Priyanka.
Earlier in the day, Ashok Todi’s bail prayer was rejected by Calcutta High Court by the single bench of Justice B P Sengupta.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday had refused to grant bail to the city industrialist after a division bench of the high court comprising Justice Amit Talukdar and Justice P S Banerjee had differed on granting him bail earlier.
The High Court today also allowed the West Bengal Human Rights Commission to proceed with its probe into allegations that IPS officer Gyanwant Singh had illegally pressured Rizwanur to separate from his wife Priyanka.