A letter to the police supposedly written by Priyanka Todi and her late husband Rizwanur Rahman, more than two weeks before Rizwanur’s body was found on a railway track, clearly mentions that the couple feared foul play by her father Ashok.
Pointing the needle of suspicion at industrialist Todi, the letter dated September 3 and addressed to Ajoy Kumar, former deputy commissioner of police, states: “Please be informed that if anything happens to us the person who will be responsible is Mr Ashok Kumar Todi.”
The letter further says, “We would like to inform you that our father-in-law/father may engage some anti-socials/criminals to kidnap us or may try to forcefully abduct us.
“Some anti-socials are coming to our place and threatening us of dire consequences if we continue to stay together at our place." Published by a national daily
in Kolkata, the letter carries signatures of both Rizwanur Rahman and Priyanka Todi.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister on Friday announced that he was winding up the judicial inquiry into the case even before a single witness could testify.
“When I found that the CBI is seriously inquiring into the case and when Rizwan’s family wants only a CBI probe, we have thought it fit to withdraw the judicial inquiry as it may overlap. It is not desirable,” Bhattacharjee told reporters.
Asked whether his government was being repeatedly compelled to retrace its steps, he claimed, “The government was not jolted. I had to consult the administrative as well as political and legal opinion. And, we have a policy-making process.”