Ex-bureaucrat BK Bansal, accused of corruption, commits suicide with son: Daughter, wife died in July

A former bureaucrat and his 25-year-old son committed suicide in their Madhu Vihar residence in New Delhi, ANI reported.

Bal Kishan Bansal was Director-General of Corporate Affairs before he was arrested in July by the CBI on charges of corruption. The CBI said it caught him accepting Rs nine lakh in cash from a pharmaceutical company that wanted to buy its way out of an investigation for illegal business practices.

A case was registered under the provisions of the Corruption Act on allegations that Bansal had been dealing with matters related to violations committed by Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Elder Pharmaceuticals. It was alleged that Bansal demanded Rs 20 lakh for sparing it any investigation. According to NDTV, the CBI had searched the house and found Rs 60 lakh in cash, 20 property papers and details of 60 bank accounts.

Bansal's wife Satyabala, 58, and 28-year-old daughter Neha committed suicide in July right after Bansal was sent to CBI custody.

They left suicide notes, saying nobody was responsible for their death.

Updated Date: Sep 27, 2016 12:02 PM

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