Court extends remand of Satyam fraud accused

Court extends remand of Satyam fraud accused
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Dec 23 2009. 04 19 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Dec 23 2009. 04 19 PM IST
Hyderabad: A local court on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of all the 10 accused in Satyam fraud till 6 January and handed them over documents related to the supplementary chargesheet filed against them by the CBI.
All the 10 accused, except the prime accused and Satyam founder B. Ramalinga Raju, were produced before the additional chief metropolitan magistrate court after expiry of their judicial custody, and handed over the photocopies of the documents after its physical verification.
Raju is undergoing treatment for his hepatic ailment at NIMS’s hospital.
Earlier on 9 December, the defence counsels refused to accept the copies of the documents and sought for verification of the same with the original chargesheet.
The documents in thousands of pages, after verification by the designated CBI court, were handed over to the accused in four gunny bags each and the matter was further posted for 6 January.
The court will begin questioning of the Satyam accused on the allegations and charges mentioned in the supplementary chargesheet on 6 January, after which the framing of charges against Ramalinga Raju and others will be taken up by the court, said CBI’s deputy legal advisor B. Ravindranath.
Satyam’s former managing director Rama Raju, ex-CFO Vadlamani Srinivas, two former PW auditors and other accused were produced before the court. Another accused B. Suryanarana Raju, who is on anticipatory bail, was also present in the court.
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First Published: Wed, Dec 23 2009. 04 19 PM IST