CBI officer accused of flaunting Amit Shah’s name repatriated to parent cadre


CBI DIG Sanjiv Gautam whom former Director General Corporate Affairs BK Bansal, in his suicide letter, accused of “torturing” him and his family was today repatriated to his parent cadre of Customs and Central Excise.

Gautam, a 1995-batch IRS officer of Customs and Central Excise service, joined CBI on lateral shift basis on May 27, 2014 till November 10, 2016 in Chandigarh.

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CBI sources said he had been repatriated as there was no extension from the Centre.

Bansal’s wife and daughter committed suicide in July, nearly three days after he was arrested by CBI while allegedly accepting bribe to favour a pharma company

Two months later, Bansal who was released on bail also committed suicide along with his son.

In the suicide note, Bansal made serious allegations against Gautam and his team members for torturing his wife and daughter and also threatening action against him and his son.

The CBI which received a notice from National Human Rights Commission in this regard had set up an internal inquiry under a joint director to look into allegations.

On page four of the suicide note, BK Bansal had stated in Hindi, ” ..DIG Sanjeev Gautam, two lady officers and fat hawaldar must be made to go through the lie detector test. The truth will come out. The DIG once said, ‘I’m Amit Shah’s man. Who can touch me? What I will do to your wife and daughter that hearing their treatment will send shivers down people’s spine…”

In his note, Bansal also has accused the federal investigating agency of torturing him and three other members of his family, forcing them to end their lives.