Published On: Tue, Sep 27th, 2016

Former Corporate Affairs DG Bansal visited CBI headquarters yesterday

New Delhi: Former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal, who along with his son allegedly committed suicide today, had visited CBI headquarter yesterday to submit some papers but he was not summoned by the agency’s investigation team which is probing allegations of corruption against him.

DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs nine lakh.

File Photo: Former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal

CBI sources said Bansal did visit the agency headquarters yesterday to furnish some document but he was neither summoned formally or called informally to visit.

Bansal allegedly hanged himself along with his son at their residence with a purported suicide note claiming “harassment” by CBI, barely two months after his wife and daughter ended their lives following his arrest in the alleged corruption case.

“We are deeply saddened to know the unfortunate demise of B K Bansal and his son today. The matter is being looked into by the local police,” CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said.

He said Bansal, then DG in Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs, was an accused in a bribery case in which he was arrested on July 16, 2016.

Gaur said Bansal was granted interim bail from July 20, 2016 to August 21, 2016 and thereafter he was granted regular bail on August 30, 2016.

“The case is under investigation. Further, the son of B K Bansal was neither an accused nor was he summoned by the CBI in the ongoing bribery investigation,” Gaur said.

Meanwhile, sources said Bansal had allegedly claimed harassment by a CBI DIG and three other officers.

However, the agency said it has not received any complaint or reference in this regard from the Delhi Police. It said the copy of the suicide note has also not been received by the agency.

PTI

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