SFIO team will need magisterial consent to quiz Raju

A team from the Serious Fraud Investigation Office was told by the Andhra Pradesh Police to get permission from the magistrate.

Written by Agencies | Hyderabad | Published:January 10, 2009 2:16 pm

A team from the Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Corporate Affairs Ministry sought access to Satyam’s founder Ramalinga Raju,but was told by the Andhra Pradesh Police to get permission from the magistrate.

The SFIO team reached the state Director General of Police’s office to question Raju and his brother Rama Raju,who were arrested late last night,but were asked to get permission from a magistrate.

Additional Director General of Police-CID A Sivanarayana said: “They (SFIO) have to obtain permission from a magistrate.”

He said Satyam’s Chief Finance Officer Vadlamani Srinivas has not yet been arrested. Earlier,a SEBI team had sought access to Raju,but was also asked to follow the same procedure.

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