January 11, 2009

West Bengal legislators demand fresh probe into Rizwan death

New Delhi, Jan 9: A delegation of West Bengal legislators from various political parties Friday submitted a memorandum to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), demanding re-investigation into the Rizwan-ur Rehman death case. The delegation met the inspector general of police (IGP) heading the CBI’s Kolkata zone and submitted the memorandum, signed by about 50 legislators.

The legislators also alleged bias on the part of CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) P.S. Bose, posted at Special Crime Branch, Kolkata. “The CBI IGP promised them that the agency would thoroughly examine the issues raised in the memorandum with an open mind and will take appropriate action,” said a CBI statement.

The CBI statement clarified that Bose, arrested Dec 29 last year while taking a bribe, was not the investigating officer in the Rizwan-ur Rehman case. Rehman, a computer graphic designer, who married the daughter of a prominent industrialist against her family’s consent, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in September 2007.

“The trap against Bose was laid on the complaint received against him in the Anti-Corruption Headquarters of the CBI. The CBI branch concerned took action against Bose as per provisions of law,” the statement said.

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