Almost a month after former bureaucrat BK Bansal and his son Yogesh committed suicide alleging harassment by CBI officials, Delhi Police are yet to register an FIR in the case.
Sources in the Delhi police said they were waiting for inquest proceedings to be completed to see if it should register a criminal case with regard to the twin suicides. But the reluctance of the city police in probing the case is apparent from the fact that the cops haven’t show any interest in collecting footage of two men who delivered suicide notes of the Bansals to a courier company. The police are also yet to find the original suicide note.
The Bansals had not only left four copies of their suicide notes, but they had also posted copies to the CBI chief and eight media houses.
Deputy commissioner of police Rishi Pal, the supervisory officer in the case, was not available for comments.
If the city police is dragging its feet in the case, the CBI has totally washed its hands off the criminal charge of abetment to suicides of the Bansals.
“It is the job of the Delhi police to probe the criminal charges of abetment of suicide. We are just probing the charges leveled against our officers. If they are found guilty, strict action will be taken against them,” said a CBI officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
BK Bansal and his son Yogesh committed suicide on September 27, almost two months after his wife and daughter had committed suicide in their east Delhi flat. Bansal’s wife and daughter had committed suicide after the former bureaucrat’s arrest in a corruption case lodged by the CBI.
After the suicide of BK Bansal and his son, a copy of their suicide notes had been sent to the CBI for ‘further action’.
But the CBI merely appointed a joint director rank officer to probe the charges leveled against its officers, which include a DIG rank official.
“We are trying to wrap up the probe as soon as possible,” said the CBI official.
Bansal was originally arrested by the CBI on charges of accepting a bribe for stopping a probe against a Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company owned by TV actor Anuj Saxena. The CBI alleged that Bansal sought bribe in order to save Saxena’s company Elder Pharmaceuticals from an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
Even in the original case, the CBI is yet to arrest TV actor Anuj Saxena, considered to be one of the prime accused in the case.