Corporate Affairs ex-director general, BK Bansal who committed suicide on Tuesday along with his son has accused CBI officers of torturing him and his family. CBI has said that the officers named in the note will be investigated by the agency, reported NDTV.
Bansal (60) and Yogesh (30) were found hanging in their flat by their maid, months after Bansal’s wife Satyabala (58) and daughter Neha (28) hanged themselves from ceiling fans in two separate rooms at their residence in Neelkanth Apartments, leaving separate suicide notes.
In his final note, Bansal wrote that while he was in jail, two CBI women officers slapped his wife and daughter while their boss urged, “Torture these women so much that they are almost dead.” Bansal was reportedly informed of this by his neighbours after he was granted bail.
Mr Bansal wrote that when he asked the senior officer not to harass his wife, he responded, “If I don’t torture, I can’t be an officer.”
The 60-year-old, an additional secretary-rank officer in the ministry of corporate affairs, was arrested by the CBI on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe, to the tune of rupees nine lakh, from a prominent pharmaceutical company to drop an inquiry against them.
The CBI in a statement reported by NDTV, said, “We have, on Wednesday, received the handwritten notes of BK Bansal and his son Yogesh Bansal from the Delhi police. We have examined the matter and decided to probe the allegations. If any violation is established, strict action will be taken against the CBI officers mentioned and the competent court will be informed.”