Raja associate Sadiq Batcha dead

Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Sadiq Batcha, a close associate of former union communications minister Andimuthu Raja under the scanner of the CBI in the 2G spectrum scam, died here Wednesday afternoon, officials at Apollo Hospital said.

According to the officials, Batcha was brought to the hospital around 1.30 p.m by his wife and another person and was pronounced dead.

The doctors at the Apollo Hospital are tight-lipped on the cause of Batcha’s death. His body has been taken to the Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem examination.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had raided Batcha’s company Green House Promoters and his house in connection with the money trail of the 2G spectrum scam.

Batcha hailed from Raja’s native town Perambalur in Tamil Nadu and became close associate of the former minister through a DMK functionary.

Raja’s wife became a director in Green House Promoters floated by Batcha but she resigned in 2008.

However, Raja’s brother A. Kaliyaperumal and a close relative, R.P. Prameshkumar, continue to be on the board of Green House Promoters.

The company from being a non-descript entity with an equity base of Rs.100,000 in 2004, grew to over Rs.600 crore revenue company within a short time.

The CBI is looking at the stupendous growth of the company in such a short span.

Raja associate Sadiq Batcha dead

Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Sadiq Batcha, a close associate of former union communications minister Andimuthu Raja under the scanner of the CBI in the 2G spectrum scam, died here Wednesday afternoon, officials at Apollo Hospital said.

According to the officials, Batcha was brought to the hospital around 1.30 p.m by his wife and another person and was pronounced dead.

The doctors at the Apollo Hospital are tight-lipped on the cause of Batcha’s death. His body has been taken to the Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem examination.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had raided Batcha’s company Green House Promoters and his house in connection with the money trail of the 2G spectrum scam.

Batcha hailed from Raja’s native town Perambalur in Tamil Nadu and became close associate of the former minister through a DMK functionary.

Raja’s wife became a director in Green House Promoters floated by Batcha but she resigned in 2008.

However, Raja’s brother A. Kaliyaperumal and a close relative, R.P. Prameshkumar, continue to be on the board of Green House Promoters.

The company from being a non-descript entity with an equity base of Rs.100,000 in 2004, grew to over Rs.600 crore revenue company within a short time.

The CBI is looking at the stupendous growth of the company in such a short span.

  • Dinesh

    Poor Sadiq Batcha would not have died if KAPIL SIBAL’s Policy of 0 loss would have worked. India should make sure that Dr S SWAMY is safe till he screw all the DMK Goons and put them in TIHAR in the Loot of 2g Scam. Now, 2g Scam is connected with National Security, so IB and RAW must investigate if DAWOOD-ISI-DMK Nexus is behind this so called suicide. WikiLeaks exposes that each TN Voters are bribed Rs 5000/- by DMK for Votes. Alert media must actively work on this nuisance and bring down this Anti-Democracy tradition and the biggest Looter gang of India. It seems Hasan Ali, Suresh Kalmadi, Ashok Chavan, A Raja, Karunanidhi and Kanimozhi would also commit suicide after they go against Sonia Gandhi.