The Supreme Court will Thursday hear an application seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of Sadiq Batcha , who had been questioned by the investigating agency in the 2G spectrum scam.
An apex court bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and Asok Kumar Ganguly said it would hear the matter after lunch. This was after senior counsel Prashant Bhushan told the court that he was ready with the application seeking a CBI probe into Batcha’s suicide.
However, Bhushan said he would wait as Tamil Nadu government has indicated its willingness to ask the CBI to probe Batcha’s suicide.
Bhushan said this in the beginning of the hearing of a petition by Subramanian Swamy seeking cancellation of 2G licences to a telecom operator. Swamy has alleged that these licenses were given in violation of then prevailing rules and the failure of telecom operators in meeting their roll out obligations.
Batcha, a close associate of former union communications minister A. Raja, was found hanging in his home Wednesday. He was the founder of Green Home Promoters, a real estate company.
The Green House Promoters, started with an equity base of Rs.1 lakh in 2004, grew to over a Rs.600 crore revenue company within a short time – an aspect under the CBI scanner.
The CBI questioned him four times between Jan 29 and Feb 24 to know where the huge amounts of money generated in the spectrum saga went.