The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of industrialist Ashok Todi, main accused in the Rizwanur Rahman case.
Hearing his bail plea after a division bench differed on the issue earlier, Justice BP Sengupta rejected the application.
A bench comprising Justice Amit Talukdar and Justice PS Banerjee had differed on whether to grant bail to Todi, with the former being in favour and latter against. The matter had then been assigned to Justice Sengupta by Chief Justice SS Nijjar.
Justice Sengupta agreed with Justice Banerjee's view that as Ashok Todi is the main accused and there is a strong prima facie case against him, bail should not granted at this stage.
Ashok Todi and his two relatives, Rizwanur's family friend Pappu and three police officers have been accused of abetment to suicide, criminal intimidation and conspiracy, by the CBI in connection with the death of Rizwanur.
The computer graphics designer's body was found besides a railway track a month after his marriage to Todi's daugther Priyanka in August 2007.