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SC notice on court monitored probe into suicide of ministry official

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New Delhi, Aug 13: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged suicide of B K Bansal, a Ministry of Corporate Affairs' official, and his family.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the Centre after the a PIL in this regard was mentioned by senior advocate Colin Gonsalves.

SC notice on court monitored probe into suicide of ministry official

In his petition, E A S Sarma said a court-monitored investigation was required since the allegations were against the CBI.

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Bansal, former Director General Corporate Affairs, had allegedly hanged himself along with his son in September 2016 at their residence in East Delhi's Neelkanth Apartments with a purported suicide note claiming "harassment" by the CBI.

In July 2016, Bansal's wife and daughter had committed suicide alleging harassment by the CBI.

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Bansal, 60, was arrested on July 16, 2016 for allegedly accepting bribe from a prominent pharma company. He was out on bail when he committed suicide.

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