Human rights body sends notice to CBI

Published on Sep 30, 2016 07:05 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission has sent a notice to the CBI and asked it to file an action taken report within three days over the contents of purported notes left by former bureaucrat BK Bansal and his son alleging “harassment” by agency officials.

In a statement issued on Friday, the commission expressed “deep anguish and shock” and said it has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that “mental and physical torture” by some CBI officers during probe in a corruption case against Bansal.

“The commission has issued the notice to the director of the CBI asking to share the copy of notes with it and sought an action taken report on the allegations made therein within 72 hours, including the names of the delinquent public servants,” the statement said. “He has also been asked to give the name of the havildar/ head constable whose name is not mentioned in the notes,” it said.

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