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Swamy demands CBI probe into Batcha’s death

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 18, 2011 Published on March 18, 2011

Mr Subramanian Swamy

The Janata Party President, Mr Subramanian Swamy, has demanded a CBI inquiry into the death of Sadiq Batcha, a close aide of former Telecom Minister A. Raja.

Mr Swamy said before any further evidence is “destroyed”, the Central Government should immediately announce a CBI inquiry into the “untimely death” of Batcha.

“I also demand that the Central Government voluntarily request the Supreme Court to monitor the CBI investigation of this untimely death in view of the fact that many of the potential accused to be in the chargesheets to be filed in the future will be people holding influence in the Central Government,” he said in a statement here today.

38-year-old Batcha, who was the Managing Director of Greenhouse Promoters, a firm under the scanner of the Central Bureau of Investigation as well as the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, was found hanging in his house at Teynampet in South Chennai by his wife Ms Rekha Banu and his driver on Wednesday.

Batcha, whose official and residential premises were raided by the CBI and questioned at least four times in the last two months, had left a suicide note in which he had stated that he was “embarrassed” by the raids and the extensive media coverage of them.

The Tamil Nadu Government has decided that the probe into the case should be handled by the CBI.

Published on March 18, 2011
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