DCW issues notice to CBI after Bansal suicide
Taking cognisance on alleged reports of torture by the officers of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of former bureaucrat
B K Bansal and his family which forced the entire family of four to commit suicides, the DCW on Thursday sent a notice to CBI director Anil Kumar Sinha seeking detail of internal probe into the matter.
The DCW has asked the CBI to provide the information within 48 hours of the receipt of the notice failing which appropriate action as per law will be taken by the DCW.
In a two-page notice to the premier investigation agency, DCW chief Swati Maliwal called it a ‘shocking’ incident and asked the CBI to provide information on the steps of conducting a fair, independent and transparent probe into the matter.
“What concrete action will be taken against the senior level officers taking into consideration that there is also a name of a senior politician mentioned in the letter,” said Swati Maliwal in the notice issued to CBI.
“As there is death of two women in this case, DCW has the legal purview to send a notice to CBI,” argued Maliwal.
B K Bansal, former Director General Corporate Affairs with the Central government who was facing a CBI probe in an alleged corruption case ended his life along with his son on September 27. Nearly two months back, Bansal’s wife and daughter too had committed suicide by hanging themselves upon the initiation of the CBI probe.
In the suicide note of nine pages left behind, B K Bansal and his son, the deceased have accused the CBI officers of the physical and mental torture. They have also provided names of DIG, two lady officers and a hawaldar. In his suicide note, Bansal’s son Yogesh has also alleged that during custodial detention of his father, his mother and sister were subjected to physical abuse along with mental torture.