ANDHRA PRADESH

CID sleuths get to ‘know’ Raju duo

In public eye: Media personnel crowd around the car in which former Satyam chairman B. Ramalinga Raju was taken for questioning by the CID, at Chanchalguda Central prison on Sunday. (Right) B. Ramalinga Raju (partially hidden) and Vadlamani Srinivas (in the background), former CFO of the company, coming out of the jail.

In public eye: Media personnel crowd around the car in which former Satyam chairman B. Ramalinga Raju was taken for questioning by the CID, at Chanchalguda Central prison on Sunday. (Right) B. Ramalinga Raju (partially hidden) and Vadlamani Srinivas (in the background), former CFO of the company, coming out of the jail.   | Photo Credit: -PHOTOs: Satish. H

N. Rahul

Ex-bosses of Satyam taken for introductory interrogation at CID office

HYDERABAD: Satyam’s ex-chairman B. Ramalinga Raju looked none the worse for his week-long incarceration when he emerged from the Chanchalguda Central Jail here on Sunday.

Sporting a sleeveless, grey woollen sweater and a light blue shirt underneath, Mr. Raju emerged out of the small opening in the massive wood and metal gate of the jail looking fresh and well-shaven.

His younger brother, B. Rama Raju, and former Chief Financial Officer Srinivas Vadlamani, who followed him, into the waiting SUV of the Crime Investigation Department, also appeared their usual selves.

A heavy contingent of media personnel, local and national, which crowded the jail entrance blocked their way in order to get ‘at least one good visual’. However, CID Deputy Superintendent of Police N. Balaji Rao, who is the Investigating Officer, and a few of his deputies, shielded them from the battery of cameras and escorted them into a white Tavera without much ado.

But, the lensmen were unwilling to allow a quick departure without getting their pictures. They swarmed the vehicle but the driver managed to wade through the large crowd of journalists as the policemen cleared the way. Escort police vehicles also went zooming behind the car of the high profile prisoners. Several vehicles of television channels virtually chased the police vehicles until they reached the CID office at Masab Tank.

The former Satyam bosses were treated to light questioning by police. They were asked to spell out about their roles in the company and their educational background.

The exercise was more in the nature of an introduction between them rather than a serious probe to unravel the details of a major fraud which, according to officials, would be launched only on Monday.

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