Women’s panel asks why no abet­ment case filed yet

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - NATION - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

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

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