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Court grants Bansal bail to perform last rites of wife, daughter

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, July 20: A court here on Wednesday granted three-day interim bail to arrested senior official of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, B.K. Bansal, for performing the last rites of his wife and daughter who committed suicide on Tuesday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Gurdeep Singh granted interim bail to Bansal till July 22. The court asked him to furnish a persol 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’s 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 Saxe.

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

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