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Updated: August 19, 2010 18:40 IST

Satyam case hearing on August 24

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A file picture of Mr. Ramalinga Raju, the prime accused in Satyam fraud. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
The Hindu A file picture of Mr. Ramalinga Raju, the prime accused in Satyam fraud. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

A local court today fixed August 24 as the date for hearing of arguments on framing of charges against former Chairman of Satyam Computers B Ramalinga Raju and nine other accused in the multi-crore accounting scam in the IT firm.

The CBI informed the XXI Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court, specifically on its allegations mentioned against Satyam accused in two main chargesheets besides the supplementary chargesheet.

Following a suggestion by the defence counsel seeking clarity for each offence, Magistrate BVLN Chakravarti had yesterday directed the CBI to inform it in a specific way on its allegations and sought to provide more clarity on the charges.

The court then put the next hearing to August 24 after the defence sought time to contest the prosecution’s allegations.

Meanwhile, the defence is likely to submit before the court two sureties towards Raju’s bail by late afternoon. The High Court while granting bail to Raju yesterday had asked him to provide two solvent sureties and bonds for Rs 20 lakh each, in the trial court.

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