The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested an army major on Thursday for allegedly murdering his wife. The apex court had turned down his bail plea recently.
Krishankant Dwibedi, of a regiment based in Thakurpukur, had been handed over to the investigating agency.
On the morning of May 9, his wife Manju had been found murdered in the officers’ quarters at Thakurpukur. An FIR was lodged with Bishnupur police station.
Dwibedi moved the Alipore court and was granted bail. Calcutta High Court cancelled the bail after Manju’s father L.N. Negi filed a petition on July 19.
While rejecting the lower court’s order, the high court judge had pointed out that a medical board had concluded that Manju had been asphyxiated and asked the CID to probe the death.
The CID submitted a requisition to the army authorities for arresting Dwibedi — a routine practice. But there was no response.
This month, Dwibedi moved the Supreme Court, which rejected his bail petition.
“There is a clear finding by the medical board against you (Dwibedi)…. As the cause of death was asphyxia (strangulation), where is the question of intervention by this court?” the division bench of justices H.S. Bedi and Gyan Sudha Misra had asked Dwibedi’s lawyer.
The CID then submitted another requisition with the army authorities. This time, Dwibedi was handed over to the CID.
-via Telegraph India