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Car driver had duped Batcha of Rs 6 crore: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 10:00

Zeenews Bureau

Chennai: Even as the police continues to grope in the dark to decipher the Sadiq Batcha suicide case, his widow Reha Banu has claimed that their car driver had fled with Rs 6 crore, last August.

As per a report in a leading English daily, Banu has told investigating officers that Batchawas upset about the lost money but had preferred not to file a police complaint.

A close aide of former telecom minister A Raja, Batcha was found hanging at his home in Chennai on March 16. He had been questioned by the CBI in connection with the 2G spectrum scam as he was allegedly in the complete know of Raja’s ill gotten wealth.

Importantly, there were reports that Batcha had agreed to turn approver in the case and was supposed to fly down to Delhi the same day when he supposedly committed suicide.

The newspaper report also mentions about that the investigation has revealed that Batcha spoke to a friend called Subramanian 40 times on the day before he took his life. Subramanian is a partner in Sadiq Real Estate Agency based in Perambalur, Raja`s hometown.

On the suicide, his wife had claimed that he took this drastic step "unable to cope with the pressure" of the probe.

In the suicide note Batcha had stated that he was "embarrassed" by the raids and the extensive media coverage of them.

First Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 10:00

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