Friday, April 8, 2011

Raja's nephew linked with 2G scam, dead

Chennai, Apr 7 :

Former Telecom minister A Raja's nephew Deepak Pushpanathan, whose premise were earlier raided in connection with the 2G scam, has died of a cardiac arrest.

Reports on Thursday said that Deepak (30) had complained of discomfort and chest pain while working out in the gym on Wednesday here. 

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but pronounced brought dead. 

Nephew of the disgraced former minister, Central Bureau of  Investigation (CBI) had raided Deepak’s house in December in connection with the 2G Spectrum allocation scam. 

Deepak was associated with DB Etisalat, a company under the CBI's scanner in the scam. 

The premise of another close aide of Raja, Sadiq Batcha, was searched along with that of Deepak’s. 

Batcha later committed suicide last month, stating that he could not bear the embarrassment of the probe.


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