BJP demands CBI probe into Batcha`s death

The BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the mysterious death of A Raja`s close aide Sadiq Batcha.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 17:54 PM IST

Guwahati: The BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI
probe into the mysterious death of A Raja`s close aide Sadiq
Batcha.

"A CBI probe is necessary to ascertain the reason of
sudden death of one of the chief operators of 2G scam," BJP`s
national spokesman Prakash Javedkar told reporters here.
"Although we will like to comment after the post
mortem report is published, the government should probe into
the death", he said.

"He is not a character who will commit suicide",
Javedkar, who is here to campaign for the party candidates
ahead of next month`s Assembly poll, said.

The 47-year-old Batcha, who has been questioned both
by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate in the telecom scam
case, was declared "brought dead" at a Chennai hospital
earlier in the day with his family claiming he committed
suicide.

Taking a dig at AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh
and his allegation that the BJP had links with banned outfits
in the north-eastern region, including the ULFA, Javedkar
claimed that the Congress leader had "lost track and was
suffering from jaundice".
"Everybody knows about Congress links with ULFA and
how the party depended on the outfit to win the Assembly
election", he said.

"Congress is fighting the election with support from
the ULFA. We (the BJP) will win the election with support from
the people", he claimed.

PTI