Former Director General Corporate Affairs Bal Kishan Bansal, who was facing a CBI probe in a corruption case, allegedly committed suicide along with his 25-year-old son at their residence in East Delhi on Tuesday. The development comes nearly two months after his wife and daughter committed suicide by hanging themselves from the ceiling fans at their residence in Nilkanth Apartments.
Former bureaucrat BK Bansal, who was arrested in a graft case, commits suicide along with his son in his residence in Madhu Vihar (Delhi).— ANI (@ANI_news) September 27, 2016
The two had left separate suicide notes, saying the "CBI raid" caused "great humiliation" and they did not want to live after that. They, however, held nobody responsible for their death. Bansal and his son were found dead on Tuesday in their apartment, sources said.
Bansal, an additional secretary-rank officer in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, was arrested by CBI on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs. 9 lakh from a prominent pharmaceutical company. CBI had carried out searches at eight locations in connection with the case during which the agency had claimed to have made cash recoveries worth 60 lakh cash, 20 property papers and details of 60 bank accounts.
He was later arrested but released on bail by a special court in August. Special CBI judge Gurdeep Singh had said, “Keeping in view the factum of unfortunate happening in his family, where his wife and daughter committed suicide when he was in police custody; he himself is suffering from a medical condition; his only son is in depression and the fact that Anjun Saxena is yet to be arrested… and particularly the peculiar circumstances of the case, I am of the opinion that the accused is entitled to bail. Talking about his son's depression, Bansal had told the court, " My son is sitting like a statue. I fear he too will do what his mother and sister did."
(With inputs from PTI & ANI )
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