19 July, New Delhi
Wife and daughter of Director General, Ministry of Corporate Affairs B K Bansal, who was arrested on Saturday by CBI in a bribery case, today allegedly committed suicide.
According to police sources, the victims identified as Bansal’s wife Satyabala (58) and daughter Neha (27) were found hanging from fans in separate rooms in their flat in East Delhi’s Madhu Vihar area.Police also found suicide note from the spot which said that they felt humiliated by CBI raids and said, “no one should be held responsible for their deaths”.
Sources said senior officer’s son was called to the CBI for questioning and was not at home.Senior officer B K Bansal was caught red-handed outside a hotel, while accepting bribe in lieu of doling out favours to Elder Pharmaceuticals, which had indulged in many irregularities, including financial ones.
A large number of incriminating documents of 20 properties that included 9 plots in Sirsa, 2 flats in Patparganj (Neelkanth Apartments), 3 plots in Faridabad, 2 in Gurugram, 1 plot in Hapur, 1 flat in Dwarka were found during searches.Sources said Bansal’s properties on papers worth around Rs 6 crore, adding that their market value could be much higher.
The searches also revealed that Bansal, his wife and his ‘unemployed’ son owned over 60 bank accounts.
As Bansal, Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS) officer, used to give his opinion to the Ministry on legal matters, he was approached by Vishwa Deep Bansal to secure clean chit for the company.
Bansal allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 50 lakh for not recommending investigation by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office on the inspection report and finally, the Delhi based middleman negotiated with the officer who finally agreed on a bribe of Rs 20 lakh.
He was finally arrested on Saturday by the investigating agency.