The CBI is planning to approach the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for constitution of a board of doctors to reexamine post-mortem report and other medical records of Sadiq Batcha, who died in mysterious circumstances. Batcha was a close aide of former telecom minister and 2G scam prime accused A Raja.
According to CBI sources, the probe agency wants to reexamine the medical record to ensure that not a single shred of doubt remains in the matter. Batcha was found hanging in his Chennai home on March 16.
The CBI took over the investigation in the matter under section 174 of the criminal procedure code (CrPC) that allows probe in cases of unnatural death. The Supreme Court has instructed the CBI to investigate the matter after an initial probe by the Chennai police concluded it to be a case of suicide.
It was rumoured at the time of Batcha’s death that he wanted to become an approver in the 2G case. CBI investigators had suspected that a part of bribe money in the 2G scam might have been routed through his company Green House Promoter, wherein Raja’s wife was once a director.