Ex-Satyam owner Raju charge sheeted by CBI

Ex-Satyam owner Raju charge sheeted by CBIHyderabad, Apr. 7 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju and eight others.

The 76-page charge sheet was filed before the special court here under various sections of Indian Penal Code for cheating and forgery.

The company's former managing director, Rama Raju, former chief financial officer, Vadlamani Srinivas, and the two sacked auditors of PriceWaterhouse, S Gopalkrishnan and Talluri Srinivas were also named in the charge sheet.

Satyam employees G Ramakrishna (Vice President- Finance), D Venkatpathi Raju and Srisailam, both in the finance department of the company, also figured in the charge sheet.

Raju''s another brother Suryanarayna Raju, a director with SRSR Advisory Services is the ninth person named in the charge sheet.

Eight of the nine accused are in judicial custody and are lodged in the Chanchalguda jail here.

The CBI submitted 1,532 original documents of bank transactions and 65,000-page other documents, which included the statements of 432 witnesses in the case along with the charge sheet in the court. (ANI)