July 1, 2011 12:51:07 am
In a move that raises questions about the death of a close associate of former Telecom Minister A Raja,A M Sadhick Batcha,the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to approach the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for constitution of a board of doctors to re-examine medical records and post-mortem report of Batcha.
Owner of Green House Promoters,Batcha was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his Chennai residence on March 16,months after Rajas arrest.
Sources in the agency said that they would like to re-examine the medical records to cast away any apprehensions of a foul play in Batchas death. Doctors had earlier opined that Batcha had died due to strangulation. Sources indicated that there was a division of opinion among the team members on the alleged suicide theory. The agency,which is relying on medical records,said that some member of the team investigating the case feel that it would be better if they seek an opinion from the AIIMS.
We have mooted the proposal and it will be discussed within the agency before a final decision is taken, said a CBI official.
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The CBI took over the investigation in the matter under Section 174 of the criminal procedure code (CrPC) that allows probe into cases of unnatural death.
The Supreme Court instructed the CBI to investigate the matter after an initial probe by the police stated that it was a case of suicide.
There were apprehensions that Batcha wanted to become an approver in the 2G case. CBI investigators had suspected that a part of the bribe money in the 2G scam might have been routed through his company.
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