Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy,
President of the Janata Party.
March 18, 2011.
I demand that the Central Government immediately announce before any further evidence is destroyed, a CBI inquiry into the untimely death of Sadick Batcha, a close aide of former Telecom Minister A. Raja.
According to my information the autopsy report shows that his death due to asphyixia could be due to multiple reasons including he being a strangled by a pillow fixed over his face, i.e. not only suicide by hanging but also murdered being strangulated before being strung up to look like a suicide. The unexplained time period between his going to the bathroom and his body being found by his wife, a time period of four hours elapsed which also lends to the mystery in the circumstances of his death.
I also demand that the Central Government voluntarily request the Supreme Court to monitor the CBI investigation of this untimely death in view of the fact that many of the potential accused to be in the charge-sheets to be filed in the future, will be people holding influence in the Central Government.
I demand that the Home Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram clarify publicly whether he had reached an agreement with the then Telecom Minister Mr. A. Raja to fix the price of spectrum at the low level of 2001 prices to enable some telecom companies to earn a huge windfall of profit. If he does not clarify his position within the next five days, I shall be compelled to move an application seeking he be made an accused, before the Special Court on 31st of March when the first charge-sheet of the CBI will be filed.
According to my information and documentation, Mr. Chidambaram had conspired with Mr. A. Raja behind the back of the Prime Minister in late 2007 to encourage the former Telecom Minister Mr. Raja to fix the spectrum price at the artificially low level of 2001, which is about one fourteenth of the price in 2008. Hence he is culpable under Section 120B of the IPC read with Section 11, 12 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
( SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY )