The examination of the disgraced former chairman of Satyam Computers B Ramalinga Raju and nine other accused in the Rs 10,000-crore accounting fraud, was again postponed on Friday, as one of the accused moved the High Court seeking reversal of procedures to commence the trial.
The XXIth additional chief metropolitan magistrate court in Hyderabad adjourned the matter(examination of the accused) to August 11, following a request from one of the accused, Ch Srisailam.
Srisailam requested the court to adjourn the case saying his petition, pending in the Andhra High Court, against the sessions court order that had on Wednesday dismissed his application to hear the accused before examination and framing of charges. Srisailam filed the revision petition in the sessions court after magistrate BVLN Chakravarti, who had earlier dismissed his plea for hearing the charges against the accused ahead of their formal examination.
The court wants to examine all the accused, including Raju, following two CBI charge sheets, before commencing the trial.
Raju, undergoing treatment for Hepatitis-C at NIMS Hospital and has not been attending court proceedings since last September,would be examined at the hospital through a questionnaire, while the remaining nine accused would be taken up in the court itself.
The court had earlier adjourned the case on July 23, 26, and July 29 pending Srisailam's petition.