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Updated: October 6, 2010 00:15 IST

CBI grills Raju on funds diversion

Y. Mallikarjun
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File photo of ex-chairman of the erstwhile Satyam Computers Services Limited, B. Ramalinga Raju.
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File photo of ex-chairman of the erstwhile Satyam Computers Services Limited, B. Ramalinga Raju.

CBI sleuths grilled founder and ex-chairman of the erstwhile Satyam Computers Services Limited, B. Ramalinga Raju, for about three hours on Tuesday in connection with diversion of funds to other countries.

According to official sources, the questioning of Mr. Raju would continue for the next couple days. They described it as routine questioning. Some clarifications were sought about funds parking, the sources added.

The CBI had in the past sent letters to six countries regarding Satyam fraud case. While it is yet to receive replies from Belgium and British Virgin Islands, U.K., USA, Singapore and Malaysia have given replies in parts.

The sources said that the questioning centred on funds which had “come and gone” in 1999-2000.

Mr. Raju is the prime accused in the multi-crore Satyam Computers fraud case. He was granted bail on August 18 by the Andhra Pradesh High Court and was discharged from the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) on October 2, where he was undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C. While granting bail, the court directed Mr. Raju to report daily to the investigation officer after discharge from the hospital.

The CBI had issued notice on Monday summoning Mr. Raju to appear before it on Tuesday.


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