BK Bansal family suicides: Probe details do not deserve disclosure, police tell DCW

Although the CBI and Delhi Police had replied to the commission’s notice, it had summoned their officers on October 25, expressing dissatisfaction over their replies.

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR | New Delhi | Published:October 28, 2016 2:10 am
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The Delhi Police have told the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) that their investigation into the alleged suicide of senior central government bureaucrat B K Bansal and his family “would not deserve any disclosure or any sharing with any other authority at this stage”.

The DCW, meanwhile, warned that it would initiate civil court proceedings against the CBI and Delhi Police officers if they fail to provide “complete information” to the commission in the case of the alleged suicides.

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The civil proceedings, the commission, said “will include issuing arrest warrants and attachment of salary of the officers summoned. An FIR under Section 176 (IPC) can also be registered against the officers for denial of information to the Commission.”

Although the CBI and Delhi Police had replied to the commission’s notice, it had summoned their officers on October 25, expressing dissatisfaction over their replies.

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “It’s shocking that no FIR has been registered in the case so far and that the CBI and Delhi Police are violating the law by refusing information to the DCW, a statutory body. The DCW is a powerful body and will ensure justice in the matter.”

“The Commission feels strongly against the complete destruction of the family of B K Bansal and is, thus, inquiring into the case of alleged suicide of his wife and daughter, who was a gold medallist from Delhi University,” a DCW official said.

In reply to the DCW’s summons dated October 19, Rishi Pal, deputy commissioner of police, East district, wrote, “Delhi Police is possessed of four alleged suicide notes. The first two alleged suicide notes are dated 19.07.16 by wife and daughter of Late B K Bansal. The alleged suicide notes of Late B K Bansal and his son are dated 27.09.16. Inquest proceedings under the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code in relation to all these four alleged suicide notes are underway. It did not require any registration of FIR at this stage and the investigations are going on.”

He added, “However, it is submitted that the contents of the alleged suicide notes and the further investigation by the Delhi Police in relation thereto would not deserve any disclosure or any sharing with any other authority at this stage.”

He said the investigations in the case “would deserve to get concluded expeditiously without any intervention from any other authority.” He also stated that an inspector had been directed to appear before the DCW because he was “busy in law and order duties”.