Police hunt for men who sent photocopies of suicide note HUMAN RIGHTS BODY SENDS NOTICE TO CBI
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday, two days after the suicide of former corporate affairs director general BK Bansal and his son Yogesh, learned that two men had visited a courier company’s office in Shakarpur to deliver nine photocopies of the purported suicide notes left behind by the father-son duo.
A police team visited the courier firm’s office on Wednesday after they came to know that it a prominent wire service received similar signed copies of the two notes.
The envelope, sources said, bore the name of BK Bansal as the sender. Copies of the two notes are circulating in media houses and on the social media.
Sources said the courier company has given the police the addresses to which these envelopes were sent. The police are trying to track down the two men who carried the notes. “They should be able to give clues on where the original notes are. Forensic examination of the original notes is crucial,” said a police officer.
The two photocopied notes, the authenticity of which is to be verified, mention “mental and physical torture” inflicted upon Bansal and his three family members by five CBI officials. This, the note says, drove them to suicide.
But despite political pressure, Delhi Police have not filed an abetment to suicide case on Thursday. Only an inquest proceeding under 174 of CRPC has been initiated.
The preliminary autopsy reports accessed by police on Thursday confirmed that Bansal and his son died due to hanging. Their viscera samples have been sent to a forensic lab for chemical examination, a police officer said.
Meanwhile, the CBI has deputed a joint director (IG) rank official to look into the allegations.
Police said two men had visited the courier company office on a motorcycle around 10am on Tuesday, barely an hour after Bansal and his son were found hanging at their flat by their domestic help Rachna. Four signed photocopies of each note were found in their rooms.
The staff at the courier office told the police that one of the men were constantly talking to somebody over the mobile phone. “The person gave me nine envelopes and asked them to be dispatched immediately. They seemed to be in a hurry,” said a source. The police team collected footage of CCTV cameras installed at the main entry-exit gate of Neelkanth Apartments where the Bansals lived in their first-floor flat. The footage will be scanned to ascertain if the two men had visited the flat in the last two-three days. 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 physi cal torture” by some CBI offic ers 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 alle gations 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.