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SIT focuses on Sehgal's crucial meet with seniors

Special investigation team (SIT) under assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Kalka Purnima Singh, started investigating suicide of chief manager of the Punjab National Bank (PNB), Ajay Sehgal, from Wednesday.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2014 10:13 AM IST

Special investigation team (SIT) under assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Kalka Purnima Singh, started investigating suicide of chief manager of the Punjab National Bank (PNB), Ajay Sehgal, from Wednesday. Sehgal, 51, committed suicide on July 2, and in the suicide note, he levelled allegations of harassment by field general manager JK Gupta and circle head AK Gupta.


The SIT, on Wednesday, issued a notice to the bank not to tamper with any record pertaining to the case. Also, the bank has been asked to furnish details of the officers who attended the meeting when AK Gupta and JK Gupta had allegedly pulled up Sehgal following which he had committed suicide.

The SIT had also visited the crime spot on railway track where Sehgal had jumped before the train. "We had also talked to Sehgal's wife, Rama. She is out of town for his husband's last rites. We will record her statement on Thursday,"said ACP Purnima Singh.

She added that the SIT had asked for call records of the Sehgal couple for the past six months.
Rama had also blamed AK Gupta and JK Gupta for harassing her husband which resulted in his suicide while interacting with the press on July 3.

Later, the accused were transferred out of the region.

Earlier, the case was with government railway police (GRP) but after five days, on last Monday, Haryana director general of police (DGP) SN Vashisht, had transferred it to Ambala-Panchkula commissionerate.

On July 8, the bank had also suspended the accused.

* Accused move court for anticipatory bail

Both the accused, AK Gupta and JK Gupta, moved the sessions court, Ambala, on Wednesday for anticipatory bail. A notice has been issued to the police for reply for July 14.

According to their counsel, Anil Kaushik, both the bank officers had submitted before the court that there was no harassment of Sehgal, and others were also issued notices for being non-performers. They also added that their conduct was in accordance of their discharge of official duties.

"AK Gupta, being circle head, had prepared a list of non-performers. Sehgal was also one of them. They all were issued notices. There is also a video recording of the meeting available (where the victim was allegedly pulled up),"said Kaushik.

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