Rizwanur case: Basu hints at removal of Kolkata police chief
In the severest indictment of the role of the police in the death of Rizwanur Rehman, who was threatened by senior officers to separate from his Hindu wife, CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu on Friday said that two officers had been removed and the police commissioner might not be spared.
"Heads will roll and even police commissioner Prasun Mukherjee may not be spared," Basu said.
Basu criticised the police chief for his press conference two days after Rizwanur's death on September 21 defending police officers who threatened him to part with his Hindu wife Priyanka, the daughter of industrialist, Ashok Todi.
"It is very bad and undesirable. It has come to the notice of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee," Basu said.
Asked why no action was taken against two other senior police officers, who threatened Rizwanur, Basu said "the court is hearing a case on a petition (by the victim's family) praying for a CBI probe in this matter."
"Let us wait for the court's decision," Basu said.
Meanwhile, Home Secretary PR Roy, however, said no decision had been taken for the removal of the police chief and if necessary action might be taken against deputy commissioner (headquarters) Gyanwant Singh and deputy commissioner (detective department) Ajay Kumar.