Po­lice hunt for men who sent pho­to­copies of sui­cide note HU­MAN RIGHTS BODY SENDS NO­TICE TO CBI

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - NATION - Karn Pratap Singh Press Trust of In­dia

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.

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