Industrialist Ashok Todi, the main accused in the suicide case of his son-in-law Rizwanur Rahman, was remanded in judicial custody till December 12 on Monday after he surrendered in a court earlier during the day.
Rejecting Todi’s bail plea, Bankshall court magistrate Madhumita Roy said, “The nature and gravity of accusation against Todi is very serious. There is sufficient evidence to prove the charges against him.”
Todi gave himself up after the Supreme Court refused to stay the arrest warrants issued against him. The apex court had directed him to surrender before the magistrate.
The CBI had filed a chargesheet against him and six others, including three policemen, for abetting Rahman to commit suicide last year.
Moving bail petition, Todi’s counsel Pradip Ghosh said his client was suffering from serious illness. Opposing the plea, Rizwanur’s family’s lawyer alleged that the medical documents produced by Todi were fabricated.
CBI counsel Partha Tapaswi opposed the plea, saying Todi was the main accused and should not be given bail. “After failing to bring his daughter Priyanka back from Rizwanur’s house, Todi used senior policemen at Lal Bazaar to threaten Rizwanur, who committed suicide on September 21, 2007,” he said.