File report by July 1: Court tells NIMS

Hyderabad, June 30: CBI today directed the NIMS hospital to file a fresh report regarding the health condition of former Satyam chairman B Ramalinga Raju before July 1, even as CBI filed a memo seeking a second opinion report through an independent committee of doctors.

The XXI Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court sought a fresh report from NIMS director, seeking to clarify whether Raju is fit to be produced before the court under medical care while undergoing treatment as an in-patient.

Magistrate B V L N Chakravarti said medical report about Raju’s health condition was last received on June 10.

In its last report, NIMS had stated Raju would require another seven months of treatment for Hepatitis-C infection.

In view of Raju not appearing before the court, the investigating agency had sought the court’s permission to establish video link with NIMS to expedite the case.

CBI counsel C Surendra, insisting on examining Raju through video-conferencing, said his non-appearance was resulting in inordinate delay in the case. The judge posted the matter for final arguments to July 1.

The magistrate also posted matter on CBI’s memo for hearing on July 1, while extending the judicial remand of all the accused including Raju till the same date.