Swamy demands probe into death of Sadik Batcha
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy demanded a thorough probe into the death of Sadik Batcha, a close aide of A Raja, expressing doubts whether the body on which the autopsy was conducted was that of Batcha at all.
Chennai: Janata Party president Subramanian
Swamy on Monday demanded a thorough probe into the entire episode
surrounding the death of Sadik Batcha, a close aide of former
Telecom Minister A Raja who had allegedly committed suicide
last week, expressing doubts whether the body on which the
autopsy was conducted was that of Batcha at all.
"There is something fishy. There are doubts that the body
itself was that of Batcha`s," Swamy said.
Swamy, who is fighting a legal battel on the 2G spectrum
scam allocation, also demanded for a thorough probe into the
The 38 year-old Batcha, Managing Director of Green House
Promoters, which was under the scanner of CBI and Enforcement
Directorarte (ED), was found hanging from his house last week.
His wife Rekha Bhanu had alleged that Batcha had taken to the
step `unable to cope up with the pressure of CBI probe.`
Further, Swamy announced names of 10 candidates of his
party who would be fighting the April 13 assembly polls. He
also expressed his support to BJP in the elections as both the
parties were from the `Janata parivar.`
His party would campaign against both DMK and AIADMK and
would fight the elections on issues including corruption and
national security,Swamy said.
Swamy also urged the Centre to ask Tibetans in Dharmashala
to stop using designation such as "Free Tibet`s Prime
Minister, Tibet Parliament" on Indian soil since it violated
India`s treaty obligations with China.
"Prime Minister Nehru in 1954 and Prime Minister Vajpayee
in 2003 had signed treaty with China affirming that Tibet was
an integral part of China. Hence, without abrogating the
treaty--which has consequences, permitting Tibetans to set up
an emigre Government in exile in India is against
international law. While patriotic Indians recognise that
signing of the two treaties was against India`s national
interest, nevertheless we have to abide by it till we disown
it," he said.