Bansal's suicide note accuses DIG, cops of harassment

Last Updated 28 September 2016, 19:28 IST
A deputy inspector general, a “fat” havildar and two women constables in the CBI are reason for our suicide, B K Bansal, a senior official who killed himself, claimed in his suicide note.

B K Bansal, a former director general in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs who committed suicide along with his son Yogesh on Tuesday, two months after his wife and daughter took their own lives, also accused DIG Sanjeev Gautam of bragging about his connections with BJP leader Amit Shah and that “no one could do anything to him”.

His wife Satyabala and daughter Neha had committed suicide in their apartment in East Delhi on July 19, three days after the CBI arrested Bansal on charges of accepting bribe from a prominent pharma company. There are two suicide notes — a seven-page note written by Bansal and a two-page note by Yogesh — in which both accused the CBI officers of harassing Satyabala and Neha using filthy language.

The CBI ordered a probe into their allegations after receiving the note from the Delhi Police. It said the agency was “fully committed to conducting investigation in a fair and professional manner without harassment to anyone and strictly within the parameters of law”.

“If any violation is established during the probe, strict action will be taken against the CBI officials concerned. The competent court will be informed,” a CBI statement said.

In the note purportedly written by Bansal, it is claimed that his wife and daughter, before committing suicide, had talked with neighbours and friends about the torture meted out to them by two women constables — Rekha Sangwan and Amrita Kaur. DIG Sanjeev Gautam had called the officers in front of Bansal and asked them to harass his family, according to the note. Bansal also claimed that his wife was slapped by the women constables.

Bansal alleged that the women officers slapped his wife even as the DIG abused her over phone and threatened to torture Bansal who was in CBI custody. “Even if I was at fault in the case, why were my wife and daughter pushed to suicide by CBI officials? This is not suicide. It is a murder of two women,” he said, adding that the CBI officials should be subjected to lie detector test.

Yogesh, who claimed that he was “unofficially” subjected to “mental and physical” torture, has identified one more officer in addition to four officers already named by his father. “My mother and my sister were against suicide but they were tortured to such an extent that they took the step,” he said.
(Published 28 September 2016, 19:28 IST)

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