Maliwal not happy with CBI reply to notice from DCW
In a reply to the notice of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on the issue of suicides by B K Bansal’s family, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said that an internal investigation is going on into the matter. DCW Chief Swati Maliwal has, however, expressed her dissatisfaction on the reply and is sending another notice to CBI seeking point-wise details within 48 hours.
In a reply filed by CBI official, S Balasubramony, the DCW has been informed that an internal inquiry led by an officer of Joint Director rank has been set up into the matter. In the end, the official assured the DCW Chief that the appropriate action will be taken in the matter on the basis of findings from the inquiry.
Five CBI officers were named by B K Bansal in his suicide note. Allegedly accused of taking bribe of Rs nine lakh,the former Director General of Corporate Affairs was even arrested by the CBI. On Thursday September 29,The DCW Chief Swati Maliwal had sent a notice to CBI director A K Sinha questioning him of the steps being taken by CBI in its internal probe regarding the scathing accusations made by the former bureaucrat which lead him to commit suicide with his son two months after his wife and daughter.
Maliwal said that she was not absolving Bansal of his graft charges. “The fact that the entire Bansal family has ended their lives on harassment required cognisance to be taken by DCW especially since the deceases also involves two women,” she added.
Meanwhile, DCW has sent a notice to DCP of East district of Delhi Police on Monday asking him why a case of abetment of suicide was not registered in the case on the basis of the suicide note? “Whether an FIR for abetment of suicide and other relevant provisions of law has been filed against those named in the suicide note. If not, please provide reasons for the same and the steps being undertaken by Delhi Police to ensure filing of the same,” said Maliwal in the notice asking the DCP to reply within 48 hours.