A special court will be established in Hyderabad for the trial of the Satyam scam. The decision has been taken as per the recommendations of the AP High Court and the Deputy Inspector General of the Central Bureau of Investigation at Hyderabad.
Ever since the chargesheet was filed against Satyam founder-chairman B Ramalinga Raju and other accused in connection with the Satyam scam in April 2009, the trial has been going on at the XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in the city.
The CBI listed 433 witnesses, 1,532 documents and 62 material objects involved in one of the biggest financial frauds in the country for examination. The chargesheet itself ran into 65,000 pages.
In view of the voluminous nature of the case, the DIG of CBI has proposed an exclusive court for the trial.
With all the Metropolitan Magistrate Courts and the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Courts already overburdened with work, the AP High Court recommended establishment of a special court to deal with the case.
The State government will provide necessary support staff for the special court to take shape in a couple of weeks