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Govt asks SFIO to inspect money-siphoning angle in Satyam case

The government has asked SFIO, the investigative arm of the Corporate Affairs Ministry, to enquire into siphoning of funds by the scam-ridden Satyam Computer Services.

business Updated: Aug 17, 2009 22:48 IST

The government has asked SFIO, the investigative arm of the Corporate Affairs Ministry, to enquire into siphoning of funds by the scam-ridden Satyam Computer Services.

Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), which submitted a detailed report on the Rs 10,000-crore Satyam fraud to the government in April, will soon begin probe into diversion of funds by the promoters of the company , sources told PTI.

“They (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) have asked SFIO to look at another aspect of the case, that is siphoning of funds...orders for which have been issued on Friday,” sources said.

SFIO’s 14,000-page report, they added, have not been able to track the chain of events leading to diversion of funds in the Satyam case.

The investigation body, however, did discover violation of various provisions of the Companies Act and Indian Penal Code and recommended prosecution of promoters of Satyam, including its founder B Ramalinga Raju.

Following admission of accounting fraud by Raju, the Corporate Affairs Ministry had ordered SFIO to probe into the scam.

The IT company, however, was later acquired by the Tech Mahindra, a firm belonging to the Mahindra Group through an open tender process.