The CBI had earlier filed a closure report in the case, terming it suicide.

AIADMK advocates petition to reopen Sadiq Batcha case
news 2G Scam Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 09:36

Four AIADMK advocates have petitioned the Director General of Police and city police commissioner to investigate into the death of Sadiq Batcha, a close aide of former telecom minister and an accused in the 2G scam A.Raja, on the basis of new evidence.

Batcha was found hanging at his residence in Chennai in March 2011.

The CBI had earlier filed a closure report in the case, terming it suicide.

In their petition sent through speed post to the DGP and CoP on June 9, the four advocates submitted that K. Prabakaran of Ariyalur district had given a press statement at Trichy press club on May 17, 2016, claiming that he killed  Sadiq Batcha, a former aid of the then telecom minister A. Raja. 

He further stated that he was assisted by a relative of Raja and a then high ranking police officer.

Prabakaran had also claimed that he strangulated Batcha by a towel and was assisted in this by the others. 

A police officer, when contacted, said the lawyers’ statement was yet to reach the addressees.

Requesting anonymity, he said police could not get Prabakaran after his Tiruchy media meet and it was possible he had gone into hiding. “It is up to the CBI, which probed the Batcha death case, to decide on reopening the case”, he said to Deccan Chronicle.


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