B.K. Bansal Surrenders Before Court, Moves Bail Petition in Graft Case

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B.K. Bansal Surrenders Before Court, Moves Bail Petition in Graft Case

Director General Corporate Affairs B K Bansal, whose wife and daughter allegedly committed suicide last month, today surrendered before a Delhi court and moved a plea seeking regular bail in a graft case.

Special CBI Judge Gurdeep Singh, who had earlier granted interim bail to Bansal after the death of his family members, put up the application for hearing on August 26 and sent the accused to judicial custody till September 2.

The bail plea was filed on the ground that he was already on interim bail since July 20 and during this period, his conduct was not questionable.

The application also claimed that the evidences were documentary in nature and his presence outside will not affect the ongoing probe.

The court had granted him relief after his wife Satyabala (58) and daughter Neha (28) allegedly hung themselves from ceiling fans in separate rooms at their residence in Nilkanth Apartments in East Delhi's Madhu Vihar on July 19.

Earlier, Bansal had alleged before the court that CBI had compelled his wife and daughter to take the extreme step.

Bansal, an additional secretary-rank officer in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, was arrested on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe from a prominent pharmaceutical company.

His wife and daughter allegedly committed suicide, leaving separate notes, saying CBI raid had caused "great humiliation" and they did not want to live after that. They, however, held nobody responsible for their death.

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