2G scam: AIIMS team to probe Batcha`s death
A team of doctors from AIIMS will go to Chennai soon to probe the circumstances that led to the death of Sadik Batcha, a close aide of A Raja.
New Delhi: A team of doctors from All India
Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will go to Chennai soon
to probe the circumstances that led to the death of Sadik
Batcha, a close aide of former Telecom Minister A Raja who has
been arrested in 2G spectrum allocation scam.
CBI sources said the team would examine the viscera
besides conducting a number of checks on Batcha`s body. They
said the decision was taken after CBI found evidences
suggesting "foul play" in Batcha`s death.
The agency has started its investigations under Section
174 of the CrPC in the mysterious death of Batcha who was
found hanging at his home in Chennai on March 16. The Section
allows an investigating agency to probe cases of unnatural
death, the sources said.
CBI had on April 5 registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE)
into the case after the Supreme Court`s direction to the
government on April 4 to issue within three days a
notification for handing over the investigations to CBI after
it was alleged that the Centre was "sitting over" the request
for the last fortnight.
38-year-old Batcha, who was quizzed by CBI in connection
with 2G scam, was found dead at his home in south Chennai. His
wife had claimed he committed suicide as he was unable to
cope with the pressure of the probe.