Sadiq Batcha was known to be a key aide of former Union Telecom Minister A Raja, who is now under trial in the 2G scam case.

Ghost of Sadiq Batcha returns to haunt DMK family says political involvement ruined him
news Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 14:34

In a stark reminder of the scandal-ridden past of the DMK, the death of key 2G scam accused Sadiq Batcha has come back to haunt the party, with the family of the dead businessman releasing posters on the 5th anniversary of his death and seemingly hitting out at the DMK.

Sadiq Batcha was known to be a key aide of former Union Telecom Minister A Raja, who is now under trial in the 2G scam case.

On Wednesday, Tamil newspapers published advertisements on the fifth death anniversary of Batcha. The posters said, “Senjottru kadan theerkka..seraadha idam serndhu ... vanjathil veezhndhaayae,” which means, “In his attempt to repay a loan, he joined a place that he shouldn’t have, and fell into vice.”

Meanwhile, the AIADMK has demanded a re-enquiry into the death. Following his death, several questions were raised as to whether his death was a suicide or murder and if his suicide was forced.

Speaking to Shabbir Ahmed of Times Now, Batcha’s brother-in-law Ashik said, “In the last 5 years we have taken all the steps to get our legitimate rights since we got nothing we have just expressed our feelings through this advertisement.”

Ashik also blamed politicians for ruining the company. “In 2006, my brother-in-law Sadiq Batcha started a real-estate firm called Green House promoters in Chennai. After that slowly people with political background entered into the firm as shareholders and some were appointed as Directors. The company which was running successfully lost its way after politicians entered the firm and the company was on a decline, because of which Sadiq Batcha was under tremendous pressure in his last days,” he told Times Now.

He also said that Batcha had told his wife that he was unable to bear the pain that a company that he had built through his hard work was mired in controversy. “He was unable to take it and because of that he was under tremendous pressure,” said Ashik.

Sadiq Batcha was found dead at his residence on May 5, 2011. After much speculation and an investigation, the death was found to be a suicide by the CBI. He did not name anyone in his suicide note.

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