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Bansal suicide: Cops hunt for men who sent photocopies of death note

Delhi Police on Friday, two days after the suicide of former corporate affairs director general BK Bansal and his son Yogesh, learned that two men had visited a courier company’s office in Shakarpur to deliver nine photocopies of the purported suicide notes left behind by the father-son duo.

delhi Updated: Sep 30, 2016 12:28 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
BK Bansal

Neelkanth Apartments where former director general of corporate affairs, B K Bansal, who was facing a CBI probe in a corruption case, allegedly committed suicide with his son. (Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times)

Delhi Police on Friday, two days after the suicide of former corporate affairs director general BK Bansal and his son Yogesh, learned that two men had visited a courier company’s office in Shakarpur to deliver nine photocopies of the purported suicide notes left behind by the father-son duo.

A police team visited the courier firm’s office on Wednesday after they came to know that it a prominent wire service received similar signed copies of the two notes.

The envelope, sources said, bore the name of BK Bansal as the sender. Copies of the two notes are circulating in media houses and on the social media.

Sources said the courier company has given the police the addresses to which these envelopes were sent. The police are trying to track down the two men who carried the notes. “They should be able to give clues on where the original notes are. Forensic examination of the original notes is crucial,” said a police officer.

The two photocopied notes, the authenticity of which is to be verified, mention “mental and physical torture” inflicted upon Bansal and his three family members by five CBI officials. This, the note says, drove them to suicide.

But despite political pressure, Delhi Police have not filed an abetment to suicide case on Thursday. Only an inquest proceeding under 174 of CrPC has been initiated.

The preliminary autopsy reports accessed by police on Thursday confirmed that Bansal and his son died due to hanging. Their viscera samples have been sent to a forensic lab for chemical examination, a police officer said.

Meanwhile, the CBI has deputed a joint director (IG) rank official to look into the allegations.

Read: Bansal suicide: DCW chief Swati Maliwal gives CBI 48 hours to explain probe

Police said two men had visited the courier company office on a motorcycle around 10am on Tuesday, barely an hour after Bansal and his son were found hanging at their flat by their domestic help Rachna. Four signed photocopies of each note were found in their rooms.

The staff at the courier office told the police that one of the men were constantly talking to somebody over the mobile phone. “The person gave me nine envelopes and asked them to be dispatched immediately. They seemed to be in a hurry,” said a source.

The police team collected footage of CCTV cameras installed at the main entry-exit gate of Neelkanth Apartments where the Bansals lived in their first-floor flat. The footage will be scanned to ascertain if the two men had visited the flat in the last two-three days.

Police said they did not find footage of two CCTVs installed by the Bansals outside their flat. The digital video recorder (DVR) of the cameras was seized by the CBI during their raids in July.