The special court going into Satyam Computers fraud on Friday refused to defreeze the bank accounts of the sons of B. Ramalinga Raju on the ground that the CBI was still investigating the diversion of funds from the scam into accounts of the accused and their family .

This is the second time that the request of Mr. Raju's sons - Rama Raju and Teja Raju to be allowed to operate their accounts was rejected by court. The court had turned down a similar request by them last year when the accounts were not yet frozen.

Now that the accounts were frozen and investigations completed, they moved the court again but the CBI opposed their plea stating that the probe was continuing. The agency also expressed apprehensions that the investigation might be hampered if they were allowed to operate the accounts.

The court, however, allowed Mr. Rama Raju access to his laptop computer, two pen drives and a DVD, which were seized from him for investigation. But an IMAC Apple computer, which was also recovered from him was not allowed to be returned.

The court permitted one of the accused G. Ramakrishna to defend his case in person.

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