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Suicide by Bansal, son raises doubts over working of CBI: Congress

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016,12:44 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | The Congress today alleged that the suicide by a tainted top government official and his son, who had accused CBI officials of torture, raises doubts over the working of the investigating agency and demanded a court-monitored probe into its affairs.

Congress spokesman Manish Tewari also made a strong pitch for the CBI to stop taking up further cases till its legality is adjudicated. He said that the Gauhati High Court through an order on November 6, 2016 had declared CBI as an illegal organisation.

Noting that the CBI comes under the administrative control of a department under the Prime Minister, he said that the suicide of B K Bansal and his son needed to be probed to reveal whether they were privy to some deep secrets.
He said that the suicides have raised questions over the investigative and interrogative techniques of the premier investigative agency.

In suicide notes purportedly written by the former Corporate Affairs Director General and his son, it was alleged that a CBI DIG, two women officers and a “fat” Havaldar of the agency had tortured the tainted official’s wife and daughter after which both had committed suicide in July.
In the wake of the allegations against its officials, CBI today constituted an internal inquiry to look into them.

Noting that the legitimacy of the CBI hangs by the thread of a Supreme Court Order, he wanted the Government to approach the Supreme Court to adjudicate over the issue of legality of the CBI.
“And till the time the legality of the CBI is not adjudicated, in existence until the Supreme Court decides to agree or disagree with the Gauhati High Court’s orders, the CBI should stop taking further cases,” he said.

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