The Supreme Court Tuesday cleared the deck for the trial of Kolkata businessman Ashok Todi in the mysterious death of his son-in-law Rizwanur Rehman.
An apex court bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and B.S. Chauhan upheld the decision of the single judge of the Calcutta High Court directing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the case.
Speaking for the bench, Justice Sathasivam said the single judge was "fully justified in asking the CBI to investigate Rizawanur Rehman's unnatural death case".
Computer graphic teacher Rizwanur Rehman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Kolkata Sep 21, 2007. He had married Todi's daughter Priyanka Aug 18, 2007. The marriage faced huge opposition as it was solemnised without the consent of Priyanka's family.