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Raju moves from lux cars to police van

business Updated: Mar 10, 2009 20:53 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das
Hindustan Times
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With the CBI taking over the Satyam Conmputer Services investigation, things are changing for the company’s founder and ex-chairman, B Ramalinga Raju.

The state CB-CID had been treating him with kid gloves since his arrest on January 9, but the central agency brought him quickly down to earth when it transported him from the jail to Dilkusha Guest House, where he will be interrogated, in an ordinary police van used for transporting petty criminals to courts (in picture above).

No airconditioned transport, no security cordon to keep away the media. The CBI did nothing to shield him from
photographers. A criminal is a criminal, even if the amount in question is Rs 7,100 crore, said a CBI source.

The multi-disciplinary investigation team (MDIT) assembled by the CBI, bega questioning Raju soon after he was brought to the guest house. The team members are expected to take turns in questioning the accused.

The MDIT is hoping to get access to the data stored in seven computers which have fingerprint of one accused as the password. “We hope the data stored in these computers will shed some light into the complexities of fraud,” a CBI source said.