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CBI gets Todi's passports cancelled

October 29, 2008 18:03 IST

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has secured the suspension of passports of Ashok Todi and his brother for their alleged role in inciting Rizwanur Rehman to suicide last year, a month after his marriage to the industrialist's daughter.
CBI sources said the agency had applied for revocation of their travel documents immediately after they along with three others were chargesheeted by it.
An alert has already been sounded against the Todi brothers, who began to face the heat after the Seventh metropolitan magistrate Bhivas Chatterjee of the Metropolitan court issued non-bailable warrants against them as they failed to appear before court on October 27.
The warrants were issued against Ashok Todi, his brother Pradip Todi and brother-in-law Anil Saraogi.
CBI sources said an application for revocation of their passports was moved on September 24, which was approved by the concerned authorities after which a Letter of Cancellation was issued against their travel documents.
The airports and other international departing points in the country have been informed, the sources said.
Besides the Todis, the chargesheet names Anil Saraogi, then Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajoy Kumar, then Assistant Commissioner of Police Sukanti Chakraborty, Sub-Inspector Krsihnendu Das and family friend of the victim S M Mohiuddin alias Pappu.
Rizwanur's body was found on railway tracks on September 21, 2007. He had "secretly married" Priyanka Todi, daughter ofinfluential Kolkata businessman Ashok Todi on August 18 last year.

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