Dead GAIL manager found with slit wrists

Vol 18, PW 22 (02 Jul 15) News in Brief

A message written in blood at the home of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer (BCPL) general manager Bimal Kumar, found dead with his wrists slit on June 27, has led company officials to call for a CBI probe.

Kumar, on secondment to BCPL for the past three years, was working on the long-delayed Assam Gas Cracker project. A GAIL source claims police found the words "KK Chatiwala deep liar rampant corruption" written at his residence.

Chatiwala is deputy GM at BCPL. "Kumar was honest and knowledgeable," says a GAIL colleague.

"I suspect he was tricked into signing some documents, got scared and took this extreme step." One source believes Kumar accused company MD Prabhu Nath Prasad of corruption, nepotism and negligence. 'Because of his honesty Kumar was always shuffled from one 'punishment posting' to another," says another source.

His friends at GAIL worry BCPL management will cover up his death and blame it on depression.