BK Bansal suicide: NHRC, DCW issue notice to CBI, Kejriwal demands probe against Amit Shah
The NHRC and DCW on Thursday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the suicide of senior bureaucrat BK Bansal and his family members.
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the suicide of senior bureaucrat BK Bansal and his family members.
According to reports, the NHRC issued notice to the CBI direction over allegations of torture of Bansal and his family members by top officials of the agency during their bribery probe against the former bureaucrat.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today demanded a probe into the alleged links of BJP President Amit Shah with CBI officers and officials named in the suicide note of senior bureaucrat BK Bansal.
"Read Bansal's suicide note. Unable to sleep. Sanjiv Gautam (CBI) etc should be immediately arrested. Their links with Amit Shah investigated (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted.
Earlier, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) also issued a notice to the CBI following the suicide by former bureaucrat B.K. Bansal, his wife and their two children.
"We are not saying whether Bansal was corrupt or not. But the fact that his entire family committed suicide is very sad. We have issued a notice to the CBI Director to ask whether he is going to take action against the (erring) officials and file an FIR," DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal said.
Maliwal also sought an independent inquiry into the role of the Central Bureau of Investigation officials alleged to be involved in the torture of the Bansals.
Bansal, a senior officer in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, was accused of corruption and was being probed by the CBI.
He and his 31-year old son Yogesh committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging themselves at their house in east Delhi. His wife Satyabala, 57, and daughter Neha, 27, committed suicide on July 19.
Bansal named CBI Deputy Inspector General Sanjeev Gautam, Superintendent of Police Amrita Kaur, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rekha Sangwan and Investigating Officer Harnam Singh apart from mentioning an unnamed Head Constable in his suicide note.
"These CBI officers made my family life hell. Although I heard that the CBI is tough but I never heard about such proceedings. My daughter and wife had not committed suicide, it is murder by the CBI," Bansal wrote in his suicide letter.