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Within hours after Bansal’s arrest, his wife and son cleared 19 bank lockers: CBI

In another twist in the suicide cases of B K Bansal, suspended Corporate Affairs Ministry officer, and his three family members, it has been learnt that hours after the arrest of Bansal in July, his wife and son cleared 19 bank lockers out of 30 they owned. However, CBI is yet to find the details of the items withdrawn.

The revelation came after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) started internal probe to either establish or rule out the allegations of harassment, torture and abuse on the five officers of the CBI. The internal probe is being headed by J P Aggarwal, Joint Director, CBI.

Sources close to investigation told Millennium Post that on July 18 at around 9 to 11.30 am, Bansal’s wife — Satyabala and son — Yogesh have cleared out 19 bank lockers. Bansal was arrested by the team of CBI on the intervening night of July 16 and 17 in the graft case where he took a bribe of 
Rs 9 lakh from a pharmaceutical company.

Soon after the information was received by the CBI officers, DIG Sanjiv Gautam allegedly ordered the team to carry out a raid at Bansal’s residence in Neelkanth Apartment in Madhu Vihar, East Delhi.

It is important to mention that it is the same raid that has been mentioned in the dying declaration of Bansal alleging harassment, torture and abuse to Satyabala and daughter Neha. A day after the raid, the duo were found hanging from the ceiling fans.

Sources further claimed that the CBI is in possession of all the CCTV footages from the banks from where they have cleared out the valuables including cash and jewellery. The CBI is now studying footages from these security cameras.

In an initial raid in July, the CBI had said it found cash that could not be accounted for at the Bansals’ home. Millennium Post, on September 28 reported that while arresting Bansal the CBI team had found documents of around 20 properties owned by him and details of 60 bank accounts.
As per the documents, nine properties were in Sirsa, three in Delhi, three in Faridabad, and another in Gurgaon, Hapur and Bhatinda.

Meanwhile, it is also learnt that a day before Yogesh was found dead along with Bansal, he allegedly declared Rs 2.39 cr as black money after which he was asked to pay Rs 1.07 crore as tax. However, on September 27, he allegedly committed suicide. The CBI inquiry is probing whether this was a factor in their suicide, source said.
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