2G: Raja's aide Sadiq Batcha's death - suicide or murder?

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New Delhi, Mar 17: A death, which marked a deadly turn in the much hyped 2G spectrum scam, raised questions among many. Former telecom minister and main accused of 2G scam, A Raja's aide, Sadiq Batcha is dead now. Despite preliminary reports on Batcha's suicide, the death has left a dubious question that it might be a case of murder.

Batcha's death suddenly brought DMK's role in a suspicious stand as it is believed that Batcha could have enlighten many unknown links in 2G scam. Ahead of the assembly polls, Batcha's death may become a major setback to M Karunanidhi led DMK party.

Main Opposition party BJP has already started speculating the reason of Batcha's death as senior BJP leader S S Ahluwalia claimed, "It is not a simple case of suicide. There is more to it......Maybe they have found a suicide note....But it may be murder."

Hinting at DMK's dubious role, Ahluwalia also stated, "those who are involved in the 2G scam might want to eliminate evidences who can succumb to the pressure of investigating agencies."

Supporting Ahluwalia's statement on the death, BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad also claimed, "In the whole 2G scam, many documentary transactions have raised a whole lot of suspicious questions. Here is a case where a dead body is raising a whole lot of suspicious questions. Batcha's close links with the Raja family is all too well-known."

The sources informed that Batcha in his suicide note did not blame anyone for his death but claimed, "raids and media limelight over the 2G spectrum scam," and also wrote that Mr Raja and his wife "are good people."

Opposition party in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK chief Jayalalitha today (Thursday, Mar 17) surprised many with her bombastic statement in which she claimed, "A similar fate could await other key witnesses in the 2-G Scam investigations, particularly if they are from Tamil Nadu." She also added, "...a protective cover has to be provided to Andimuthu Raja, the main accused in the case. Otherwise he could also go the Sadiq Batcha way."

Reminding DMK's dubious role in an another death case, Jayalalitha stated, "....DMK's style of internal justice. Some years ago, we saw Stalin's (Karunanidhi's son) close associate and known benami, Anna Nagar Ramesh and his entire family "committing suicide."

However, the post-mortem report on Batcha's mystery death would come soon and it may give all unanswered questions a stop.

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