Published On: Tue, Oct 4th, 2016

B K Bansal’s son disclosed black money Rs 2.39 crore before suicide

New Delhi: The suicide case of former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal and his entire family, which created a sensation in the capital, turned murkier when it emerged on Monday that his son had disclosed under the Income Declaration Scheme just two days before he and his father committed suicide to income tax officers that he had Rs 2.39 crore of black money.

Former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal ’s son Yogesh had disclosed about Rs.2.39 crore under the Income Declaration Scheme just two days before he and his father committed suicide.

Former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal ’s son Yogesh had disclosed about Rs.2.39 crore under the Income Declaration Scheme just two days before he and his father committed suicide.

Bansal’s son, Yogesh told officials that he had the cash in 47 bank accounts along with 16 residential plots and flats in four states – Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

The tax filings prove that the family needed to pay about Rs 1 crore to the government on the money it had not declared.

This included tax on undisclosed income, surcharge and penalty. The CBI is probing whether these were the factors that allegedly forced them to commit suicide.

The case triggered outrage after Bansal, who was facing corruption charges, and his son named blamed five CBI officers and a neighbour for harassment, abuse and torture in their purported suicide letters.

Documents in possession of Aaj Tak show that the family was trying to protect itself from law, hours before the deaths.

Yogesh had allegedly revealed the IT department about Rs 2.39 crore of black money under government’s Disclosure of Income Scheme 2016.

This was just a day before he and his father were found hanging from ceiling fans on September 27 in their east Delhi residence.

In July, Bansal’s wife and daughter had killed themselves in the same flat after he was arrested on charges of accepting a bribe from a pharmaceutical company that was allegedly trying to buy its way out of an investigation.

File Photo: Former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal

File Photo: Former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal

As per their bank records, on July 18, after B K Bansal was arrested, his wife Satyabala Bansal and Yogesh Bansal had operated 19 out of the 30 bank lockers, to reportedly take out important documents, jewellery, cash, gold and silver.

The CCTV footage of one of the branches of Punjab National Bank shows that the mother and the son along with an unidentified man, walked out of the bank carrying three bags full of articles evidently collected from the lockers.

On the same day, CBI raided Bansal’s apartment and recovered 10 gold bars, gold jewellery, silver utensils, and several property papers from his newly renovated three-bedroom apartment.

Yogesh Bansal had allegedly told the CBI that he would have to pay about a crore as tax on the black or undeclared money that he confessed to under the amnesty scheme that ended last month.

Yogesh’s medical report suggests that he was not in sound mental health, and had reportedly shown suicidal tendencies.

He was admitted to Civil Hospital in Hisar, Haryana on August 19 for two days.

Inputs with Mail Today

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