Ramalinga Raju surruonded by CBI questions on funds diversion
October, 06th 2010
More than a year after taking up the investigation, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) finally got a chance to question the founder and former Chairman of Satyam Computer Services Ltd, Mr B. Ramalinga Raju, today.
The focus of the interrogation was centred around the alleged large-scale funds diversion to some foreign countries, according to sources in the CBI.
The CBI sources said questioning would continue for some more days as the premier investigating agency, which is probing into the over Rs 7,136-crore scam, has to extract some more information' from Mr Raju, the key accused in the fraud.
In the morning, Mr Raju, who was discharged from Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) last week after receiving treatment for Hepatitis C, went to the CBI office.
He appeared before the investigating team without a doctor and legal aid and cooperated well, they said.
The CBI had taken into custody voluminous data and records and also interrogated several accused in the scam.
However, Mr Raju had been dodging on the grounds of bad health and treatment. He had recently moved out of NIMS to his residence. Doctors at NIMS said he required some more treatment for his hepatitis problem.
Apex court hearing
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court would on October 22 again hear the response of Mr Raju on why his bail granted by Andhra Pradesh High Court should not be cancelled.
Acting on a petition from CBI seeking cancellation of his bail, the Supreme Court had earlier issued notices to Mr Raju.