Banker suicide: Accused senior PNB officers suspended

Six days after they were booked for having abetted the suicide of their junior colleague, Punjab National Bank suspended field general manager J K Gupta and circle head AK Gupta from services.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 09, 2014 09:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Six days after they were booked for having abetted the suicide of their junior colleague, Punjab National Bank suspended field general manager J K Gupta and circle head AK Gupta from services.

Alleging humiliation by JK Gupta And AK Gupta, Ajay Sehgal, chief manager of the bank’s branch in Sector 20, Panchkula, had killed himself by jumping in front of a train on Wednesday. The suicide note he left behind named both the officials, following which they were booked under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code.

Secretary of the All India PNB Bank officers Association, Rajendra Walia, said, “We are happy with the decision but want compensation for the family. Since a special investigation team has been formed in this case, we want a speedy and fair probe.”

First Published: Jul 09, 2014 09:24 IST