A special court on Wednesday granted two-day interim bail to B K Bansal, director-general of corporate affairs, who is facing corruption charges to attend the last rites of his wife and daughter, who committed suicide on Tuesday. Special Judge Gurdeep Singh granted two-day conditional interim bail to Bansal on a personal bond of Rs 50,000, along with one surety in the like amount.
“It’s time for the agency to rethink whether it’s necessary to arrest the accused in such cases. These are not conventional crimes like murder. Earlier, the CBI did not make arrests in such cases. It’s only after movements like those of Anna Hazare and others that arrests are being made in such cases…,” said Singh during the day’s proceedings.
While seeking interim bail, Bansal’s defence counsel Umakant Kataria submitted there was nobody in his family to perform the last rites of his wife and daughter. In its reply to Bansal’s application, the CBI said it had no objection to the interim bail under “humanitarian grounds”. ENS