The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Wednesday summoned the Assistant Inspector General of the CBI and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in connection with the suicides of senior central government official B K Bansal and his family, allegedly due to harassment by CBI officials.
The commission, which had earlier sent a notice to the CBI and the Delhi Police, had sought details of action taken in the case by police. The commission, however, was dissatisfied with the response it received from the both agencies.
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“Prima facie, this appears to be a shocking instance of alleged victimisation and abetment to suicide of the family of an accused. DCW had sent a notice to the Director, CBI. However, no information was provided to the commission and it was informed that the matter is pending inquiry in the CBI,” the summon issued on Wednesday read.
The commission said in a statement, “DCP East, Delhi Police was sent a notice to provide an action taken report in the case. The reply was found to be unsatisfactory and inadequate. Therefore, he has been summoned to appear before the commission on October 25 to provide the detailed reply.”
Two months after his wife Satyabala and daughter Neha committed 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 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.
DCW had earlier issued a notice to CBI director Anil Kumar Sinha asking about the steps being taken to conduct an “unbiased” inquiry in the matter.