Former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal, facing CBI probe in corruption case commits suicide, along with his son in Delhi

27 September 2016, 12:51 PM

Former Director General Corporate Affairs B K Bansal, who was facing a CBI probe in a corruption case, allegedly committed suicide along with his son at their residence in East Delhi.

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.

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 today 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 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. He was later arrested but released on bail.

First Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:38 PM

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