New Delhi: Wife and daughter of BK Bansal, ex-director general of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, committed suicide on Tuesday, July 19. Bansal was booked by the CBI in graft case.

The family members of Bansal committed suicide by hanging themselves in Madhu Vihar, Delhi.

The CBI on Monday said that they had arrested BK Bansal, who was dealing with matters related to alleged violations by a Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company, on charges of bribery.

An official said, “Bansal, who was detained by sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday while allegedly receiving the second lot of the bribe amount, was arrested on Sunday.”

CBI spokesperson, Devpreet Singh said that “Bansal was arrested for receiving a bribe of Rs nine lakh for extending favours to a corporate firm. The money was being given outside a Delhi hotel”.

Along with Bansal, a middleman named Vishwadeep Bansal, who worked as the distributor for Elder Pharmaceuticals, was also arrested by the investigating agency.

A case was also registered against the company’s chief operating officer, Anuj Saxena, who allegedly sought the assistance of Vishwadeep Bansal for negotiations.

The officer further said that the Corporate Affairs DG was dealing with matters related to alleged violations committed by Elder Pharmaceuticals.

The alleged violations were detected during an inspection by the Regional Director of Western Region (Mumbai) of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

An agency official, requesting anonymity, said they siphoned money to some Dubai-based companies and were also acquiring a company in Bulgaria.

The CBI investigation also revealed that the ministry official was holding 20 properties in Haryana’s Sirsa, Gurgaon, Faridabad as well as Delhi that have now been seized. All the properties were bought in the last 2 years and most of them were in his name as well as in the name of his wife and son.

On Saturday, the CBI said Rs 54 lakh were recovered during searches at different locations in connection with the case.