The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday constituted internal probe to look into allegations of torture by senior bureaucrat B K Bansal who had committed suicide.
Two months after his wife and daughter committed suicide, senior bureaucrat B K Bansal, out on bail in a corruption case, allegedly hanged himself along with his son at their residence with a purported suicide note claiming “harassment” by CBI.
Here is his suicide note:
The tragic replay of events at the house of Bansal, Former Director General Corporate Affairs, in East Delhi’s Neelkanth Apartments came to light when the family’s maid entered the flat through an “unlocked door” around 9 AM.
A statement issued from the CBI mentions”Have received purported hand written notes of B.K.Bansal, then DG(Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and his son from Delhi Police today….It contains allegations against certain CBI officials in connection with the on-going bribery investigation against B.K.Bansal & others…We have examined the matter and decided to probe the allegation.”
“Bansal hanged himself in the same bedroom where his wife Satyabala (57) had committed suicide in July while Yogesh hanged himself in same room where his sister Neha (27) had ended her life,” said a senior police officer.
The police found photocopies of their suicide notes, attached with separate passport size photographs of all the four family members, strewn across the 3-BHK flat.
Sixty-year-old Bansal was arrested on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe from a prominent pharma company.
Three days later, his wife and daughter committed suicide.
Police said Bansal’s son Yogesh (31) has named some CBI officers in his suicide note and alleged that they had been “harassing” him and his father. “The actual handwritten suicide notes haven’t been found yet,” police said.
However, a CBI spokesperson said Yogesh was neither an accused nor was he summoned by the agency in connection with the case. The suicide notes will be sent to the CBI, a police officer said.
The maid, Rachna (16), told the police she had overheard Bansal telling “someone” that Yogesh had been called for questioning today.
“Bansal told her that when she comes to work the next morning, the door will remain open, since they would sleep late as they had to go for CBI questioning,” police said.
“Bansal and his son left behind photocopies of two separate suicide notes that were found in the rooms where they hanged themselves,” police added.
Bansal’s wife and daughter, in separate suicide notes, had stated that the “CBI raid” caused “great humiliation” and they did not want to live after that. They had, however, held nobody responsible for their death.
CBI had carried out searches at eight locations in connection with the case during which the agency had claimed to have made cash recoveries.
Following his arrest, Bansal was granted interim bail from July 20 to August 21 and thereafter he was granted regular bail on August 30, CBI said.