Bansal in his letter sent to India Today TV, has accused five CBI officers of harassing his family.
Former senior official in Corporate Affairs Ministry, BK Bansal, who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday has accused Central Bureau Of Investigation for unnecessarily harassing his family during the probe. Bansal in his letter sent to India Today TV, has accused five CBI officers of harassing his family. The former official has written that his wife was physically tortured by two female CBI officials who use to ‘pinch her on the body’. “This is not a suicide, but a murder,” he wrote in the letter. CBI has ordered a probe after receiving the letter. “Have received purported hand written notes of BK Bansal and his son from Delhi Police today, we have examined the matter and decided to probe the allegations,” CBI said in a statement. The central probe agency said that the letter contains names of certain officials and action will be taken if the allegations turn out to be valid. “It (letter) contains allegations against certain CBI officials in connection with the on-going bribery investigation against BK Bansal and others. If any violation is established during probe,strict action will be taken against CBI officials concerned. Competent Court will b informed,” said the agency in a statement.
Bansal, along with his son, committed suicide on Monday. Bansal, who was facing a graft probe, was on bail on humanitarian grounds following the death of his wife and daughter. In a tragic turn of events, Bansal’s wife and daughter had allegedly committed suicide on July 19, earlier this year. Bansal’s wife Satyabala(58) and his daughter Neha(28) had committed suicide by hanging themselves. In their separate suicide notes, the mother and daughter said that the CBI raids had caused them great humiliation. Earlier Bansal had alleged before the court that the CBI’s actions had compelled his family to take the extreme step. Bansal, who was an additional secretary-rank officer in the Ministry of corporate affairs had been arrested on July 16, for accepting a bribe and attempting to influence a probe against a pharmaceutical company. On August 31, after opposition from the CBI, Bansal was granted bail by a CBI court on humanitarian grounds.