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Updated: March 18, 2011 13:23 IST

Swamy demands CBI probe into Batcha’s death

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A file picture of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President, Janata Party. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao
The Hindu A file picture of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President, Janata Party. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy today 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.

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

Batcha, whose official and residential premises were raided by 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.

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

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