Court to hear CBI petition for custody of Satyam's Raju, four others

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Hyderabad, March 19 (ANI): A Hyderabad City Court on Thursday, will hear a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) petition that seeks two more days of custody of former Satyam Computers Chairman Ramalinga Raju and four other accused.

The CBI had requested custody for another two days on Tuesday after keeping all five in custody for seven days from March 10.

Besides Raju and his brother Rama Raju, the CBI is seeking to quiz the company's former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Vadlamani Srinivas and audit house Price Waterhouse's partners S. Gopalkrishnan and Talluri Srinivas in connection with the 7,800 crore Satyam-fraud case.

All the accused have been sent back to the Chanchalguda Central Jail. Their judicial custody ends March 20.

The court, on March 23, would also hear the petition filed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) seeking custody to question the Satyam brothers and other charged. The SFIO has sought court's permission to record statements of the accused.

Moreover, the bail petitions of the five accused will be heard on March 28. (ANI)

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