In a sensational disclosure, a day before counting begins in Tamil Nadu, 24-year-old K Prabhakaran confessed to killing Sadiq Batcha, a close aide of former telecom minister A Raja, in March 2011.Reacting to this brazen confession, CBI officials have taken note of the situation. “We are looking into the situation and further action will be taken as per the law,” CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At a press conference held at the Trichy Press Club, Prabhakaran told media persons that he committed the crime along with former state intelligence chief Jhawar Sait and Paramesh Kumar, Raja’s kin. “We killed Sadiq Batcha at the office of Green House Promoters in the late hours on 16 March 2011,” said Prabhakaran.The alleged accused further stated that Batcha was killed because he gave information to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials against Raja in the 2G scam. At the press conference, Prabhakaran said that he was a poor man and his life was in danger, hence he came forward to reveal his role in the murder. “I know they will not let me live long. That’s why I am revealing the real story so the accused are put behind bars before anything bad happens to me,” he said. “I was asked to participate in the killing as Kumar promised me money in return,” Prabhakaran said. “I have not yet been paid and hence I am coming forward,” he added.Recreating the night of the crime, Prabhakaran said: “Jhawar strangulated Batcha with a towel as I held the waist and Kumar held his legs pushed him down, put his foot on the neck and strangled him.”Implicating the state intelligence chief, Prabhakaran said, “A lot of a Raja’s unaccounted money was allegedly with Jhawar and they did not want CBI to block this.”Prabhakaran’s revelation opens a can of worms as several top leadership in Tamil Nadu’s political spectrum have been implication in this alleged plot. In March 2011, Batcha death was investigation by the CBI and ruled as a suicide. A case was registered by the CBI in 2011, and in August 2012, a disclosure report was submitted in court which was accepted in October the same year.Sadiq Batcha was a close aide of former telecom minister A Raja and the Managing Director of real estate firm Green House Promoters. Batcha allegedly committed suicide under suspicious circumstances. Batcha’s complicity and role in the 2G scam was widely speculated upon and his proximity to Raja placed him as one of the key conspirators in the scam.Raja along with DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others have been charged by the CBI with distributing spectrum licenses to favoured companies without going through the competitive bidding process.
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