This Article is From Jul 28, 2011

Sadiq Batcha case: Possibility that suicide note was forged, say CBI sources

Sadiq Batcha case: Possibility that suicide note was forged, say CBI sources
New Delhi: The CBI sources have said that there is a possibility that Sadiq Batch's suicide note has been forged adding that it has been sent for forensic examination.

Mr Batcha, who was being interrogated by the CBI in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, was found hanging in his home in Chennai two months ago. He was a close aide of former telecom minister A Raja who is in Tihar Jail in connection with the scam.

In his note, Mr Batcha wrote that he blamed nobody for his death, but that he was embarrassed by "raids and media limelight over the 2G spectrum scam."

Batcha had been interrogated about the 2G spectrum scam, mainly because the company he headed was believed to be a front for the massive bribes that were allegedly paid to Mr Raja in return for the licences that he gave at baffling bargains to companies in 2008.

Like Mr Raja, Mr Batcha was from Perambalur. He was the Managing Director of Green House, a real estate company which is owned and operated partially by Mr Raja's family. The former minister's brother is a primary investor and Mr Raja's wife serves as the firm's legal advisor.

The company was set up in 2008 with a capital of one core. Its meteoric rise to a 600-crore company may have been funded, investigators believe, by the money that Mr Raja made illicitly during his term as Telecom Minister.