BK Bansal, a Corporate Affairs Ministry official who was caught in a bribery case in July, committed suicide along with his son in New Delhi on Tuesday. Bansal was the the director general of corporate affairs before he was arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 9 lakh from a Mumbai-based pharmaceutical firm.
The company had allegedly approached him to stop an investigation ordered into allegations that they had cheated 24,000 investors of Rs 176 crore. Bansal was caught by officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation while taking the bribe. Three others were arrested along with him, and produced before a Delhi court. He was granted bail in August.
Soon after his arrest, his wife and and daughter were found hanging in their Madhu Vihar home. Both left separate suicide notes.
Note: A previous version of this story erroneously referred to BK Bansal as an IAS officer.