Court permits Raju to file counter reply to CBI allegations

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 00:46

Hyderabad: A city court today permitted
former chairman of Satyam Computers B Ramalinga Raju, to file
a detailed counter, after the CBI had alleged that Raju had
violated court orders and met several people at NIMS here
where he is presently undergoing treatment.


The premier investigating agency had last week alleged
that about 234 persons met Raju between December 12, 2009 and
March 27, 2010 at the Nizam`s Institute of Medical Sciences
(NIMS), where he is undergoing treatment for Hepatitis-C.

A court in its order on December 5 last year specified
that Raju, the prime accused in the multi-crore financial
fraud in Satyam Computers, should not be allowed to meet
others except either his wife or son to attend him in the
hospital. Raju should not be allowed to influence any person
with regard to the case, the court order had stated.


However, the CBI had alleged that several `rich and
mighty` of society were coming and interacting with Raju in
the hospital where he is under judicial custody.

Strongly objecting to the CBI allegations, Raju`s
counsels today asserted that only 12 advocates were meeting
him in the hospital as he faced over 40 cases around the
world.


Following CBI`s petition on the issue, the
superintendent of Chanchalguda Central Prison had asked each
counsel to take permission prior to meeting Raju, the defence
counsels said.

-PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 00:46
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