An associate of India’s former Telecoms Minister has been found dead. The aide, Sadhick Batcha, 37, was found hanging at his home in Chennai, his family claimed, although the police are still investigating the situation around his death.
Although a suicide note has been found, the police are still investigating the death and have not ruled out murder as a possibility.
CBI has stated that the investigation into the huge telecoms scandal over the country’s 2008 mobile network licenses will continue though. The investigators, who are close to wrapping up their Supreme Court-supervised investigation into the scam, stated that Batcha’s death is of little consequence now.
As per the CBI officer, everything is about documents, the money trail. His death will not affect it.
It had been claimed that Sadhick Batcha owned a company which could have been used to launder some of the claimed bribes that were paid to secure the GSM licenses back in 2008. The company had included the wife of the former telecoms minister as a company director, although she resigned in 2008.