CBI finds `nothing suspicious` in Batcha`s death

The CBI has found nothing suspicious in the death of Sadiq Batcha, who was a close aide of former telecom minister and 2G spectrum case accused A Raja.

Updated: Apr 27, 2011, 00:08 AM IST

New Delhi: The CBI has found nothing
suspicious in the death of Sadiq Batcha, who was a close aide
of former telecom minister and 2G spectrum case accused A
Raja.

"Nothing suspicious was found in the death of Batcha.
The agency constructed the chain of events and found that the
Chennai police probe into his death was right," CBI sources
said.

38-year-old Batcha was found dead in mysterious
circumstances at his home in Chennai on March 16 and his wife
had claimed that he committed suicide as he was "unable to
cope with the pressure" of the probe in the case.

The Chennai police probe had not found any foul play in
the death of Batcha.

Batcha, who was 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
allocation scam, was said to have been found hanging from roof
of the bedroom of his house in Vannia Teynampet in South
Chennai.

The CBI had extensively questioned Batcha four times
between December, 2010 and March, 2011 and suspected him to be
a vital link in the money trail. His official and residential
premises were also raided by the agency.

Batcha had left a suicide note in which he had stated
that he was "embarrassed" by the raids of various enforcement
agencies and the extensive media coverage of them.

PTI