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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ULFA weapon haul: Chittagong Court slams slow pace of probe

Anisur Rahman, Dhaka, 22 February : A Bangladeshi court hearing the 2004 weapon haul case involving 10 truckloads of arms allegedly destined for ULFA hideouts in India's northeast has rejected a prosecution plea for more time to probe the matter and slammed investigators for not being able to finish their job so far.
Metropolitan Session Judge AKM Shamsul Islam in southeastern port city of Chittagong blasted the case's investigation officers, questioning their competence as the prosecution sought more time for the 12th time to complete the "further investigation."
A visibly angry Islam yesterday rejected the plea and immediately summoned the case's chief investigation officer Muniruzzaman of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to the dock to explain the development of the probe process.

'West Bengal Cold Storage Asso' threaten to shut down
Kolkata, 22 February : Demanding an increase in rent due to escalating electricity and fuel bills, the West Bengal Cold Storage Association (WBCSA) Tuesday threatened to stop operations in 470 cold storages in the state if this was not done.
‘Farmers will start harvesting potato from the first week of March and it has to be kept in cold storage immediately after the harvest. But we will have to stop operation if the government does notincrease rent,’ WBCSA president Swapan Mondal told media persons here.

SC reserves order on re-investigation in Rizwanur murder
PTI, New Delhi, 22 February : Indian Supreme Court today reservedits verdict on appeals challenging the Calcutta High Court''s order for a fresh CBI into the death of computer graphicsteacher Rizwanur Rahman, who had married the daughter ofindustrialist Ashok Todi, after registering a murder case.
A bench comprising justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhanconcluded the hearing on cross appeals filed by Ashok Todi,whose daughter Priyanka had married Rizwanur, mother of thedeceased Kishwar Jahan and CBI challenging the May 18 order ofthe High Court.
Rizwanur was found dead near railway tracks in Dumdumarea of Kolkata on 21 September, 2007, just a month after hismarriage on 18 August, 2007, to Priyanka. Ashok Todi, owner of the Rs. 200-crore Lux Cozi hosierybrand, his brother Pradip and brother in-law Anil Sarogi areaccused in the case along with senior IPS officers thenserving in the Kolkata Police.
Challenging the High Court order, Solicitor GeneralGopal Subramanium, appearing for CBI, submitted a fresh probewas not required in the case as the agency had earlierconducted the detailed probe and arrived at the conclusionthat an offence was made out for abatement of suicide againstAshok Todi and his relatives. Todi pleaded he was ready to face the trial on the basisof findings of CBI and there was no need to conduct a freshinvestigation in the three-and-half-year-old murder case.
A division bench of the High Court had ordered freshinvestigation after setting aside the CBI investigationearlier ordered by a single bench and directed the agency tocomplete the probe within four months.