Hyderabad: A city court on Friday has reserved its orders for March 9 on a petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to interrogate B. Ramalinga Raju, the disgraced former Chairman of Satyam Computer Services, and the four others accused in the Rs 7,136 crore financial fraud in the company.
The XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, S. Samuel Victor Emmanuel, after hearing the arguments of both parties reserved the orders on the CBI petition for Monday.
The counsel for CBI in its petition requested the court to give permission to interrogate the accused for seven days. This argument, however, was opposed by the defence counsel who said that the accused were already in custody and the CID has interrogated all of them.
“So what is the need to further question the accused,” the defence counsel said in its argument.
The CBI’s counsel later said that the nature of the crime was such that all the five accused needed to be interrogated further. The Magistrate also reserved the orders for Monday on the bail petitions filed by suspended Price Waterhouse (PW) partners - S. Gopalarkrishnan and Talluri Srinivas.