Former Director General Corporate Affairs BK Bansal, who was facing a CBI probe in a corruption case, committed suicide along with his son at their residence in East Delhi.
The development came nearly two months after his wife and daughter had committed suicide by hanging themselves from the ceiling fans at their residence in Nilkanth Apartments. The two had left separate suicide notes, saying the “CBI raid” caused “great humiliation” and they did not want to live after that.Photo: Indian Express
However, their suicides notes, written separately (read below) running in nine pages, have come under intense scrutiny as their dying declaration, among others, mentions the BJP chief, Amit Shah.
On page four of the suicide note, BK Bansal states 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.
In suicide notes dated 26 September, 2016, a day before the bodies of B K Bansal and his son Yogesh were recovered from their flat here, the two accused a CBI DIG, two women officers and a “fat” havildar of the probe agency of “torture”.
In the wake of the allegations against its officials, CBI today constituted an internal inquiry to look into them.
CBI Spokesperson RK Gaur said the agency has received a communication from Delhi Police to which the suicide notes have been attached.
He said an inquiry has been ordered into the allegations and the court will be informed.
In the note purportedly signed by Bansal, former Corporate Affairs Director General, it has been alleged that his wife and daughter had shared the details of “torture” with friends and neighbours before taking the extreme step in July.
Bansal alleged that the women officers slapped his wife even as the DIG abused her over phone and threatened to torture Bansal who was then in CBI custody.
He said, “Even if I was at fault in the case, why were my wife and daughter pushed to suicide by CBI officials.”
His son Yogesh, in his suicide note, identified one more officer in addition to four already named by his father.
Yogesh alleged that he was “unofficially” subjected to “mental and physical” torture to an extent that he was being forced to take such a step.
He alleged that the five CBI officers including the DIG had “unofficially and off the record” tortured him, his mother and his sister.
“My mother and my sister were against suicide but they were tortured to such an extent that they took the step,” he alleged, adding that they were “murdered” by CBI officers who were supported by a neighbour who made fun of their situation.
The suicide by Bansal and his son came barely two months after his wife and daughter ended their lives following his arrest on July 16 for allegedly accepting a bribe from a pharmaceutical company.
Bansal, an additional secretary-rank officer in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, was arrested by CBI on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe from a prominent pharmaceutical company. CBI had carried out searches at eight locations in connection with the case during which the agency had claimed to have made cash recoveries.
(Read both the suicide letters below)