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CBI seeking legal help from Centre over DCW summons

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is said to be seeking legal assistance from the Centre to find out whether the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) can actually summon a CBI official in a case. 

S Balasubramony, AIG (P)-II, CBI, is heading the team conducting the internal probe against DIG Sanjiv Gautam and other officials in the B K Bansal suicide case. The dying declaration of Bansal and his son Yogesh has left a mark on the CBI officials for harassing, torturing and threatening the Bansal family while he was held in a graft case.

According to CBI sources, Balasubramony was supposed to appear before DCW on Tuesday. “But the CBI had sent a written reply to DCW’s summon saying that the CBI is not sure whether it’s DCW’s jurisdiction to summon a CBI official or not,” the source added. 

Meanwhile, a legal opinion is being taken from the Central government to know if a state body has the power to summon CBI officials. The CBI spokesperson confirmed that letters have been sent to DCW and the Central government seeking legal opinion.

On Tuesday, it was also learnt that the CBI is all set to submit its findings in the internal probe conducted by the department and soon it will be shared with the NHRC. 
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