Former director General of Corporate Affairs B K Bansal and his son committed suicide on Tuesday.
Former director General of Corporate Affairs B K Bansal and his son committed suicide on Tuesday. Bansal was on bail on humanitarian grounds following the death of his wife and daughter. Bansal’s wife and daughter had committed suicide on July 19, earlier this year. Bansal’s wife Satyabala(58) and his daughter Neha(28) had committed suicide by hanging themselves, leaving two separate suicide notes saying 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.
Special CBI judge Gurdeep Singh said that Bansal had lost his wife and daughter and had granted him bail on a bond of Rs 1 lakh. Bansal’s so was also reported to have been suffering from depression. Singh had said that he kept in view the unfortunate events where his wife and daughter committed suicide when he was in police custody and that Bansal himself was suffering from a medical condition; and particularly the peculiar circumstances of the case before deciding to grant him bail.