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DCW again summons officers of CBI, police in BK Bansal suicide case

PTI
Published Oct 27, 2016, 6:53 pm IST
Updated Oct 27, 2016, 6:54 pm IST
The commission has also warned the two agencies of initiating civil court proceedings if the information sought by them is not provided.
Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal (Photo: PTI)
 Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women has summoned officials of CBI and Delhi Police again in connection with the suicide of tainted senior government official BK Bansal and his son allegedly due to harassment by a few officials.

The commission has also warned the two agencies of initiating civil court proceedings if the information sought by them is not provided.

 

"CBI and Delhi Police were summoned by the commission earlier for non provision of information in the alleged suicide case of BK Bansal and family. Inspector rank officers appeared on behalf of both organisations," a DCW official said.

"CBI requested the Commission to grant it exemption from appearance for it has sought clarification from the central government as to whether it can be summoned by the commission," a DCW official said.

"The panel has informed CBI that Section 10 of the DCW Act clarifies that the commission has the powers to take suo moto cognizance in cases concerning welfare of women. Therefore the request for exemption has been rejected and the AIG has been summoned again on November 2," he added.

 

DCW had earlier issued notices to CBI and Delhi Police, seeking action taken report in the case. But the commission was not satisfied with the responses received prompting, it to issue summons.

"Police has given an evasive reply to DCW but has informed that it is in possession of two suicide notes – both from wife and daughter of Bansal. The panel has again summoned DCP East and sought copy of the suicide notes and reasons for non registration of FIR in the case besides other information," the official said.

Bansal, 60, was arrested on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe from a prominent pharma company. Three days later, his wife Satyabala and daughter Neha committed suicide.

 

Two months after their suicide, Bansal, former Director General Corporate Affairs, and his son Yogesh had also allegedly hanged themselves on September 27.

In their purported suicide note, Bansal had alleged that a CBI DIG, two women officers and a "fat" havaldar of the agency had tortured his wife and daughter to the extent that they ended their lives soon after his arrest on corruption charges in July.

"If CBI and Delhi Police will not provide complete information, the Commission will initiate civil court proceedings against them which will include issuing arrest warrants and attachment of salary of the officers summoned," he said.

 

"An FIR can also be registered against the officers for denial of information to the commission," he added.

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