Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

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Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

Sunday, 14 April 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Seven years after he was found dead under mysterious conditions, the ghost of Sadiq Batcha has come haunting the DMK leadership, especially party president MK Stalin.

Sadiq Batcha, a businessman from Perambalur in Tamil Nadu, was a close aide of A Raja, the then Union Minister for IT and Telecommunications who had to resign from the Government led by Manmohan Singh for his role in the 2G Spectrum Case.

Though the Central Bureau of Investigation that probed the death of Batcha closed the case, Rehana Banu, his widow, met the President of India and submitted a representation seeking a probe into some of the statements made by Batcha in which Stalin finds a prominent place.

It may be noted that Batcha was found dead in his Chennai house hours before he was to appear before the CBI and Enforcement Directorate teams for grilling in connection with the 2G Spectrum Scam.

“Officials should reinvestigate the statements given by my husband during investigation and identify who all; he spoke about including Raja and Stalin,” said Rehana Banu while speaking to reporters at Chennai on Friday.

According top Banu, Stalin,  the then DMK treasurer, had met Shahid Balwa, an accused in the 2G Spectrum  Scam. “My husband has stated about this meet and there was severe pressure in him to stay off the case. He had received many calls from the powers that be before he was found dead under mysterious  circumstances,” said Rehana Banu who had a providential  escape last month from a group of people who attacked her car while she was travelling with her children.

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