Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday directed
Tamil Nadu Public Health Director to consider the resignation
of Dr V Dekal who had conducted the post mortem on the body of
former Telecom Minister A Raja`s aide Sadiq Batcha.
Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar, before whom the petition came
up, directed the Director of Public Health to consider the
resignation and pass orders in accordance with law.
The order should be communicated on or before March 24, the
Batcha`s body was found hanging in his house in South
Chennai on Wednesday last.
After the autopsy, Dr Dekal had said Batcha`s death was
due to asphyxia and his body showed compression of the neck
with hanging mark and that the cause of death cannot be
confirmed till the forensic report was received.
Dr Dekal, who put in his papers in the first week of
March, said his resignation has nothing to do with the case as
he planned to contest the April 13 assembly elections.
He filed a petition on March 12, saying he had submitted
his resignation on March 3 in order to contest the poll.
He said he filed a petition seeking a direction to
consider his resignation to relieve him at the earliest since
no action had been taken by the authorities concerned.
Thirty eight-year-old Batcha, who was Managing Director of
Greenhouse Promoters, a firm under the scanner of CBI and
Enforcement Directorate in connection with the 2G spectrum
scam, was found hanging in his house in South Chennai.
Batcha, whose official and residential premises were raided
by CBI and who was questioned at least four times in the last
two months, had left a suicide note in which he had stated he
was "embarrassed" by the raids and the extensive media