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Satyam scam: Raju may be tried through video-conferencing

The special court trying the former chairman of Satyam Computers, B Ramalinga Raju in the Rs 7,800 crore Satyam scam, may examine him through video-conferencing as the former is not able to depose before it because of ill health.

business Updated: Apr 22, 2010 19:28 IST

The special court trying the former chairman of Satyam Computers, B Ramalinga Raju in the Rs 7,800 crore Satyam scam, may examine him through video-conferencing as the former is not able to depose before it because of ill health.

"Raju is not able to appear before the court as he is hospitalised. Based on the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences' (NIMS) health report, we will decide on filing a petition requesting the court to examine him through video conferencing or any other means," CBI's deputy legal advisor B Ravindranath said.

The 55-year-old prime accused in the multi-crore scam is suffering from Hepatitis-C and is undergoing treatment at NIMS in Hyderabad.

Raju, who is in judicial remand, is "abstaining" from court proceedings since September, 2009 citing health reasons, initially heart ailment and now Hepatitis-C since December 5.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate and special judge trying the Satyam scam cases, BVLN Chakravarti, on April 12, had asked NIMS to furnish details of Raju's health condition on a daily basis with copies of daily case sheets and medical examinations conducted on him since March 31 for verification.

However, no report was filed by NIMS before the court after which the judge issued a reminder to NIMS Director to submit a report forthwith by April 23 without fail.