Women’s panel asks why no abetment case filed yet
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women has served a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking details of action taken by the agency into allegations of harassment levelled by former bureaucrat BK Bansal and his family.
In the notice addressed to CBI director Anil Kumar Sinha, DCW chief Swati Maliwal gave 48 hours to furnish information about the probe and the manner in which it is being conducted, failing which she stated “action
Maliwal sought to know whether the CBI had ordered an independent inquiry into the allegation made by Bansal in the note purportedly left by him. And if not, then the agency must give an explanation. In the note, Bansal had allegedly named five CBI officials who traumatised his family.
“Prima facie, it appears to be a instance of alleged victimisation and abetment of suicide of the family of an accused. The DCW is deeply concerned about the same and has taken up the case of the alleged torture and suicide of the wife and daughter of Bansal ” the Yogesh were found dead in their east Delhi flat on Tuesday. Two months earlier, Bansal’s 58-year old wife Satyabala and 27-year-old daughter had been found dead in the same rooms of their Madhu Vihar apartment.
Maliwal urged the CBI to explore the possibility of con ducting narco tests on those named in the suicide note. She questioned whether an FIR for abetment to suicide has been filed. “Since the accused offic ers in the case are high rank ing officers of CBI, what steps are being undertaken to ensure transparency and independence