Forensic psychologists examine the kin and friends of Sadiq Batcha

Updated - November 17, 2021 02:56 am IST

Published - April 11, 2011 11:54 pm IST - CHENNAI:

Forensic psychologists attached to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) examined the kin and friends of Sadiq Batcha while the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches in their houses/offices in Chennai, Tiruchi and Perambalur on Saturday and Sunday.

According to a source the agency, officials of the CBI's Special Crime Branch conducted simultaneous checks and looked for evidence that may probably relate to the death of Batcha.

“We specifically searched for documents that may probably indicate the circumstances which led to the death of Batcha.

The possibility of the deceased or his family members being threatened in the 2G spectrum scam has to be looked into,” a senior investigator said on Monday.

38-year-old Batcha, Managing Director of city-based Green House Promoters and a close aide of former Telecom Minister A. Raja, was allegedly found hanging from the ceiling in his house at Teynampet here on March 16. The CBI had summoned and interrogated Batcha in connection with the award of Unified Access Services Licences and subsequent allocation of 2G Spectrum.

Forensic psychologists of the CFSL's Lie Detector Division examined those who gave statements in connection with the death of Batcha.

“The purpose was to ascertain the veracity of statements made by the complainant and witnesses. Fear of detection induces a person to conceal facts and this causes uncontrollable psychological reactions which are clearly measured in lie-detector tests,” a CBI official.

Parrying questions on whether the agency suspected foul play in the death of Batcha, he said conclusive finding could be arrived only after investigation and perusal of forensic, post-mortem and other scientific test reports.

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