Raja''s aide questioned by CBI

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New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) The CBI today questioned formertelecom minister A Raja''s close aide Sadiq Batcha inconnection with its probe into the 2G spectrum scam.

Official sources said Batcha was questioned at the CBIoffice here in connection with the finances relating to hisfirms and his alleged proximity with the former telecomminister.

Batcha is the promoter of Green House Promoters, aChennai-based export house, which has come under the scannerof CBI and Enforcement Directorate.

The probe agency had conducted searches at his officialpremises late last year.

Sources said his firms could have acted as a front forpossible kickbacks in the scam.

Raja''s aide heads several real estate firms and theagencies are trying to find out any money trail in the scam.

Incidentally, Shahid Balwa, MD of DB Realty, who iscurrently lodged in Tihar Jail has admitted to knowing Batchafor the past few years.

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