Satyam case: Raju, 9 others shifted to Cherlapally prison

Hyderabad, Apr 9: Satyam scam kingpin B Ramalinga Raju, who was once the poster boy of ITes industry, is now the convict number 4148 in Cherlapally Central Prison here where he was shifted along with nine others this evening, following their conviction in the Rs 7000 crore accounting fraud.

Earlier in the day, Raju and others were sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment by a special court after it found them guilty of criminal conspiracy and cheating among other offences in the scam, and also imposed a Rs 5.5 crore fine on them.

Following the verdict, all the ten convicts were taken into custody by CBI and were later shifted to the facility at around 6.30 PM, jail officials said.

While Ramalinga Raju is prisoner number 4148, Rama Raju 4147. "As of now they will be treated as ordinary convict prisoner and will enjoy all those facilities given to such convict prisoners in the jail, until they seek for special category prisoner," a senior jail official told PTI tonight.


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