A local court here today adjourned framing of charges case against the multicrore Satyam case accused including the IT firm’s former chairman B. Ramalinga Raju, to January 20.

The case relating to the hearing of the framing of charges was pending in the XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, as defence counsels had urged the court to hand over the documents relating to the supplementary chargesheet after its physical verification with original documents.

After physical verification, the court had handed over the documents on December 23 to the nine accused, except the prime accused and Satyam founder Raju who is undergoing treatment for hepatitis-C at NIMS hospital here.

When the case came up today, the defence counsel informed the court that Ramalinga Raju was unable to receive the documents as he was recuperating in the hospital.

Following the defence counsel contentions, the magistrate directed Ramalinga Raju’s counsel to receive the documents on behalf of his client and posted the case to January 20 and also extended judicial remand of all the accused till the same day.

Eight accused including two former auditors of Price Waterhouse were produced before the magistrate. Another accused Suryanarayana Raju, who was on anticipatory bail, was also present in the court.

Later, all the eight accused were shifted to Chanchalguda jail.

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