Swamy demands CBI probe into Batcha`s death

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into the death of Sadiq Batcha, a close aide of former Telecom Minister A Raja.

Updated: Mar 18, 2011, 13:47 PM IST

New Delhi: Janata Party President
Subramanian Swamy Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into the death of Sadiq Batcha, a close aide of former Telecom Minister A Raja.

Swamy said before any further evidence is "destroyed",
the Central Government should immediately announce a CBI
inquiry into the "untimely death" of Batcha.

"I also demand that the Central Government voluntarily
request the Supreme Court to monitor the CBI investigation of
this untimely death in view of the fact that many of the potential accused to be in the chargesheets to be filed in the future will be people holding influence in the Central Government," he said in a statement here.
38-year-old Batcha, who was the 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 scam, was found hanging in his house in Teynampet in
South Chennai by his wife Rekha Banu and his driver on
Wednesday.
Batcha, whose official and residential premises were
raided by CBI and questioned at least four times in the last
two months, had left a suicide note in which he had stated
that he was "embarrassed" by the raids and the extensive media
coverage of them.

Tamil Nadu government has decided that the probe into
the case should be handled by CBI.

PTI