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Doctor who performed Batcha's autopsy resigns

Chennai, Mar 21 (PTI): The doctor, who conducted autopsy on the body of former Telecom Minister A Raja's aide Sadiq Batcha, has resigned but said it has nothing to with the case as he plans to contest elections.

Though reports of his resignation came days after the death of Batcha on Wednesday last, Dr V Dekal said he had put in his papers in the first week of March as he had intended to contest the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

"I resigned because I wanted to contest the elections as an independent. This is in no way related to the case," he said.

Dr Dekal said he was yet to make up his mind to contest the polls since his relieving orders were yet to come.

He said he had put in the papers after elections were announced. He planned to contest as an independent.

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