A local court here today extended the judicial remand of the accused in Satyam scam including the IT firm’s founder, B. Ramalinga Raju.

The XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate extended the judicial remand of all the ten accused of multi-crore Satyam scam to February 3.

As the advocates of the Nampally criminal court boycotted court proceeding in support of the Telangana bandh and closed the entrance, the accused could not be produced before the magistrate.

They were made to sit in the police van for over three hours after they were brought from the Chanchalguda jail.

Later, in view of the security of the accused, the magistrate extended the judicial remand till February 3 and also adjourned the framing of charges case to the same day.

Eight accused including two former auditors of Price Waterhouse were brought from the jail, while Satyam’s former chairman B Ramalinga Raju is undergoing treatment at NIMS hospital here for his hepatitis-C ailment.

Another accused, Satyanarayan Raju, who is on anticipatory bail was also present in the court premises.

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