Bansals suicide case: SC issues notice to Centre, CBI on PIL seeking SIT probe

BK Bansal,former Director General Corporate Affairs, was facing graft charges for allegedly helping a pharmaceutical company

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the Central Buerau of Investigation (CBI) on a PIL seeking Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the suicide of senior bureaucrat BK Bansal.

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 September.

The plea filed by former bureaucrat EAS Sarma sought for the setting up of a SIT to probe the incident and the prosecution of those allegedly involved in the suicide of Bansal and his family.

Bansal was facing graft charges for allegedly helping a pharmaceutical company and his wife Satyabala and daughter Neha committed suicide after his arrest by the CBI. Bansal and his son also killed themselves at the same flat, alleging torture and harassment by the CBI.

“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,” officials stated earlier.

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.

Meanwhile, Bansal had reportedly named several persons for making his family’s life “hell”, including top police officials.

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) earlier issued notice to CBI citing Bansal had named CBI officers accusing them of torturing him and his family.

“He (Bansal) has stated in his alleged suicide note that his wife and daughter were physically abused and tortured by the officers of CBI while he was in custody,” the notice read.