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Final judgment date in Ramalinga Raju case deferred to April 9

The Satyam scam came to light on Jan 7, 2009, when Founder B. Ramalinga Raju sent out a letter to board members admitting that the books of the company had been cooked.

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The much-awaited judgment in the case involving B. Ramalinga Raju, the founder and chairman of the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services, has been deferred to April 9, 2015.

B.V.L.N. Chakravarthi, the XXI Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, while giving the new date told all connected with the case that the judgment will be pronounced on April 9 and there will be no more postponement.

"It is the mandate of the Supreme Court to dispose off the case as expeditiously as possible," he said. B. Ramalinga Raju, waiting in grey checked shirt and beige trousers, with his brother B. Rama Raju, in bottle green shirt and black trousers, and others heard the judge and immediately left.

The Satyam accounting case came to light on January 7, 2009, when Raju sent out a letter to the company's board members admitting that the books of the company had been cooked.

A couple of days after he sent the letter, Raju was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Investigation Department.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) subsequently took up the matter and filed three charge sheets against the 10 accused.