Former bureaucrat BK Bansal commits suicide with son
Two months after his wife and daughter hanged themselves in July following a CBI raid, former Director General Corporate Affairs BK Bansal and his son allegedly have committed suicide at their residence in Madhu Vihar, Delhi.
The incident was informed to the police around 9.30 am by maids employed at the house of the former bureaucrat on Tuesday.
According to TOI report, inquest proceedings were initiated and the cops suspected that the duo allegedly committed suicide. Their bodies were sent for autopsy.
In July, Bansal’s wife Satyabala (58) and daughter Neha (28) allegedly hanged themselves from ceiling fans in two separate rooms at their residence in Nilkanth Apartments, leaving behind suicide notes that read: “The CBI raid caused great humiliation” and they did not want to live after that.
In an alleged bribery case, the ex-bureaucrat Bansal was arrested by the CBI two days before the death of his wife and daughter.
“Two separate suicide notes were recovered. They said the CBI raid caused them (the family) great humiliation in the society and they did not want to live any more. Nobody is responsible for their death,” DCP (East) Rishipal Singh was quoted as saying by TOI.
Bansal, an additional secretary-rank officer in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, was arrested by the CBI on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe from a prominent pharmaceutical company. The CBI had carried out searches at eight locations in connection with the case during which the agency had claimed to have made cash recoveries.
CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh had said, “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the incident. It may be mentioned here that both the deceased were neither accused nor questioned or summoned in the ongoing investigation. The matter is being looked into by the local police.”
Bansal was a Director General in the Corporate Affairs ministry when he was arrested on July 17 on charges of accepting Rs 9 lakh as bribe from a company that wanted to buy its way out of an investigation for illegal business practices.