Batcha autopsy: Doctor’s resignation rejected

March 21st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, March 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has refused to accept the resignation of V. Dekal, who conducted autopsy on Sadiq Batcha, realtor and associate of former communications minister Andimuthu Raja, owing to inadequacy of staff.

Speaking to IANS, Resident Medial Officer at Government Royapettah Hospital here A. Elango said: “Dekal had submitted his resignation March 3, much before the post-mortem (of Batcha). The government has declined to accept his resignation citing scarcity of staff. He is expected to report to duty Tuesday.”

Sadiq Batcha was found hanging at his residence here March 16. He was under the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) scanner to check whether his company, Green House Promoters, was a conduit for the money generated in the spectrum scam.

Dekal, who is on deputation to the Government Royapettah Hospital from Kilpauk Medical College here, conducted the post-mortem examination on Batcha’s body March 17 and said the realtor died due to asphyxia (lack of oxygen in the blood causing unconsciousness or death).

Elango said Dekal wanted to contest in the state assembly elections and hence put in his papers.

“I don’t know from which constituency or state he wanted to contest,” Elango said.

Speaking to reporters Monday here, Dekal said he has put in his papers from government service as he would like to contest the assembly polls as an independent candidate.

However, he said his association with the Batcha case would continue till its end and he is waiting for the relieving order from the government.

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