Court granted bail to BK Bansal after wife, daughter commit suicide..


New Delhi: A day after his wife and daughter were found hanging in their New Delhi flat, a special court today granted a 2-day interim bail to Director General Corporate Affairs BK Bansal, who was in CBI custody after he was arrested red-handed taking bribe. The court asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of like amount.

Upset over two CBI raids at their residence within three days, Bansal’s wife Satyabala Bansal, 57, and daughter Neha Bansal, 27, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday noon here. Both were found hanging from ceiling fans in different rooms of their first floor flat in Neelkanth Apartments in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar area, police said.

The CBI had raided their flat on Saturday and Monday morning. Bansal was arrested on bribery charges on Saturday and remanded to two-day custody by a special court on Sunday. He was accused of receiving Rs 9 lakh from Mumbai-based Elder Pharmaceuticals. The CBI had also booked the company’s chief operating officer Anuj Saxena.

During investigation, the CBI is said to have found that the senior officer owned 20 properties in Haryana’s Sirsa, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Delhi. All the properties were bought in the last two years and most were in the names of Bansal, his wife and son.

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