Former Chairman of Satyam Computers, B Ramalinga Raju, who is the prime accused in multi-crore accounting fraud in the IT firm, today gave consent for his examination on the charges against him through a questionnaire.
The XXI Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court had on July 5 asked the counsel for Raju to file an affidavit whether he could be examined on the charges through a questionnaire in view of his prolonged hospitalisation.
Accordingly, Raju's counsel Umamaheswar filed an affidavit before the court and conveyed Raju's willingness for the examination through questionnaire method.
Magistrate BVLN Chakravarti, then posted the matter to July 19 while extending the judicial remand of other accused including Raju till the same date.
The court wants to examine all the ten accused, including Raju, with regard to the allegations mentioned against them by the CBI in two separate chargesheets before commencing the trial.
Raju, who is undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C at the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), is not attending the court proceedings since September last year citing health reasons, after which CBI sought for examining Raju through video-conferencing. A petition regarding this is still pending in the court.