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Former bureaucrat BK Bansal commits suicide along with son at his Delhi residence

Updated: Sep 27, 2016 12:54 IST

New Delhi, Sept. 27 (ANI): Former bureaucrat BK Bansal, who was accused of corruption and arrested in connection with a graft case in July, allegedly committed suicide along with his 25-year-old son in their home in Madhu Vihar in East Delhi on Tuesday.

Bansal was a Director General in the Corporate Affairs ministry when he was arrested on July 16 on charges of accepting Rs. nine lakhs as bribe from a pharmaceutical company that wanted to buy its way out of an investigation for illegal business practices.

The officer had been handling the alleged violations by the company, which is based in Mumbai, and had reportedly demanded 20 lakhs for sparing it an investigation.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had searched their apartment and found Rs. 60 lakh cash, 20 property papers and details of 60 bank accounts.

Two days after Mr Bansal's arrest, his wife Satyabala Bansal and daughter Neha were found hanging in separate rooms at their residence in Nilkanth Apartments in east Delhi's Madhu Vihar on July 19.

Both women left separate suicide notes, saying CBI raid had caused "great humiliation" and they did not want to live after that. They, however, held nobody responsible for their death. (ANI)