BK Bansal suicide case: CBI recuses its DIG Sanjeev Gautam from probing issue

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recused its Deputy Inspector General Sanjeev Gautam from the team probing the corruption charges levelled against former Corporate Affairs Ministry officer BK Bansal, who along with his 31-year-old son committed suicide in September end.

Sources said the CBI recused Gautam since the agency had initiated an internal probe on the harassment charges levelled against the senior officer and other agency sleuths by Bansal and his son Yogesh in their suicide notes.

BK Bansal. Image courtesy: CNN-News18

Former Corporate Affairs Ministry officer BK Bansal. Image courtesy: CNN-News18

Bansal had named several persons for making "my family life hell", including Gautam, Superintendent of Police Amrita Kaur, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rekha Sangwan and Investigating Officer Harnam Singh, apart from an unnamed head constable.

The CBI had initiated an internal probe in twin suicide case based on the hand written notes of Bansal and his son. A senior joint director-rank officer, who is not in the chain of command, is conducting the probe into the suicide notes.

The sources said the agency will shortly submit its internal probe report in the suicide case to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Bansal, 60, was arrested on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 9 lakh from a prominent pharmaceutical company. Days later, his wife Satyabala and daughter Neha ended their lives.

On September 27, Bansal allegedly hanged himself along with his son Yogesh at their residence, leaving behind a suicide note, alleging harassment by the CBI.

Updated Date: Nov 17, 2016 21:37 PM

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