Bansal suicide case: CBI to submit report to NHRC

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may shortly submit the report of its internal probe in the suicide case of former Corporate Affairs Director General B.K. Bansal and his family members to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

According to sources, a senior joint director-rank officer, who is not in the chain of command, is conducting an internal probe into the suicide notes left by Bansal and his son. The agency will submit its report to NHRC.

The CBI has also sought clarification from the central government whether the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has jurisidiction to summon its officials.

The CBI’s stand is that the DCW is a body constituted under state law, while the CBI is a central, autonomous agency.

DCW had last week asked the Assistant Inspector General of CBI to present himself on Tuesday before the commission in connection with the suicide of Bansal’s wife and daughter.

The sources said that the agency is ready to respond to questions raised by statutory bodies, but has reservations over its officers appearing before a body created under state government law.

Bansal, 60, was arrested on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe 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.