CBI replies to NHRC notice; sheds light on findings, reveals cop’s name
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday replied to the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) notice over allegations that BK Bansal had levelled against some officials of the probe agency in his dying declaration.
Meanwhile, the court has cancelled the anticipatory bail of TV actor Anuj Saxena, who is also the owner of Mumbai-based Elder Pharmaceuticals. The court has directed Saxena to surrender within 48 hours.
Bansal was arrested by the CBI on the intervening night of July 16 and 17 after he caught accepting a bribe of Rs 9 lakh from Saxena’s company.
Bansal was dealing with matter related to violations committed by Saxena’s company and had allegedly demanded Rs 50-lakh bribe for not recommending a probe by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) on the company’s inspection report, which was “negative”.
According to sources, the Commission asked the CBI to reveal the name of the havaldaar/head constable, whose role was mentioned in the suicide note of Bansal and his son Yogesh (25). In its reply to the NHRC, the CBI has allegedly revealed the head constable’s name and also shed light on his role during the raid conducted at Bansal’s residence in East Delhi’s Neelkanth Apartment.
At the time of the raid, Bansal was in CBI custody. In the reply, sources said, the CBI has also mentioned the reason for conducting the raid while Bansal was in custody.
Millennium Post had earlier reported that the CBI conducted the raid as his wife Sataybala and their son Yogesh had cleared 19 of the 30 bank lockers while Bansal was in a two-day custody.
It must be noted that Bansal in his note has stated that the death of his wife and daughter could not be termed as ‘suicide’. “It is the murder of two ladies,” the note reads, adding that DIG Sanjiv Gautam and the “fat” havaldar should be subjected to a lie-detector test.
In its reply to the NHRC, the CBI had mentioned about the other findings in the case, especially related to the allegations of harassment, abuse, threats, physical and mental torture framed against Gautam and other senior officers SP Amrita Singh and DSP Rekha Sangwan.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police are not taking an action against the premier probe agency allegedly due to political pressure. The police have also not registered an FIR in both the cases and seem to be satisfied with the inquest proceedings.