Actor Anuj Saxena, known for roles in TV soaps Kkusum and Kumkum, has surrendered before the Delhi court in connection with a graft case involving former director-general of corporate affairs, BK Bansal. According to the CBI, Saxena, who is also a chief operating officer of Elder Pharmaceuticals, had bribed Bansal so that he does not order a Serious Fraud Investigation Office inspection against his company on charges of illegal collection of Rs 175 crore from about 24,000 investors and not filing returns on time.

Earlier in 2016, senior bureaucrat B K Bansal allegedly hung himself along with his son at their residence on the intervening night of September 26–27 with a purported suicide note claiming “harassment” by CBI. The incident occurred nearly two months after his wife and daughter committed suicide after a CBI raid at their residence.

The CBI court had also issued a non-bailable warrant against the actor after he failed to appear before the CBI, despite being summoned multiple times in connection with the investigation.

According to the CBI, Anuj’s company had allegedly lured investors by offering attractive rates of interest ranging from 9.5 per cent to 11.5 per cent on deposits ranging from a 12–36 month period.

More details awaited.