Govt asked to notify CBI probe into Batcha`s death

The Supreme Court Monday directed the central govt to issue a notification for a CBI probe into the death of Sadiq Batcha - an associate of former communications minister A Raja and an alleged accomplice in the 2G spectrum scam.

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 16:42 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday directed the central government to issue a notification for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of Sadiq Batcha - an associate of former communications minister Andimuthu Raja and an alleged accomplice in the 2G spectrum scam.
Batcha was the managing director of Greenhouse Promoters, considered to be a front organisation of the former minister. He allegedly committed suicide at his home in Chennai March 16.

The apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly issued the direction after the government said it would require seven days` time to issue the notification. The government said the Tamil Nadu government has agreed to hand over the probe to the CBI.

IANS