Govt official granted interim bail after wife, daughter commit suicide

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2016 15:53 IST
BK Bansal was granted three-day bail for performing the last rites of his wife and daughter. (HT Photo)

A Delhi court granted three-day interim bail on Wednesday to senior official of the ministry of corporate affairs, BK Bansal, for performing the last rites of his wife and daughter who committed suicide on Tuesday.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Gurdeep Singh granted interim bail to Bansal till July 22.

The court asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of like amount.

Upset over two CBI raids at their residence within three days, Bansal’s wife Satyabala Bansal, 57, and daughter Neha Bansal, 27, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday noon here.

Both were found hanging from ceiling fans in different rooms of their first floor flat in Neelkanth Apartments in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar area, police said.

The CBI had raided their flat on Saturday and Monday morning.

Bansal was arrested on bribery charges on Saturday and remanded to two-day custody by a special court on Sunday. He was accused of receiving Rs 9 lakh from Mumbai-based Elder Pharmaceuticals.

The CBI had also booked the company’s chief operating officer Anuj Saxena.

During investigation, the CBI is said to have found that the senior officer owned 20 properties in Haryana’s Sirsa, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Delhi.

All the properties were bought in the last two years and most were in the names of Bansal, his wife and son.

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