Official sources said that a CBI team was in Mumbai to understand the share transactions of the Satyam group of companies on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

The CBI appears to have got hold of evidence to prove how Satyam Computer’s revenues were inflated and has sent its officials to Mumbai to probe the role of regulators in the case pertaining to the Rs 7,800 crore accounting fraud in the IT firm.

Official sources said that a CBI team was in Mumbai to understand the share transactions of the Satyam group of companies on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

They said the modus operandi used by the accused involved generating fake invoices and further showing the imaginary money as being pumping into the financial system and showing profit which was never there.

CBI, at present, is questioning the disgraced former Chairman of Satyam, B Ramalinga Raju, and four others, including the suspended auditors of Price Waterhouse. Their custody was handed over to CBI recently.

Besides Ramalinga Raju, his brother Rama Raju, Satyam’s former CFO Srinivas Vadlamani, G Gopalakrishnan and Srinivas Talluri have been arrested in the case.

The agency was probing the rotation of funds and role of front companies used in rotation of funds, the sources said, adding that besides this, the conduct of the regulators was also being probed and if need be, some officials may also be probed.

Experts, including CAs from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), are also assisting CBI in probing the role of regulators in this case, the sources said.

They said that inflating revenues have been unearthed and relevant documents taken over.

CBI registered a case against Ramalinga Raju and others for their alleged involvement in what it called a unique accounting fraud at the IT company.

The scam, “unique” of its own kind has made CBI constitute a multi-disciplinary investigation team (MDIT) headed by Deputy Inspector General V V Lakshmi Narayana. The team will be headquartered in Hyderabad to undertake a thorough probe.

The case against the accused was registered under 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 409 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 467 and 468 (forgery), 471 (using forged document as genuine), 477-A (falsification of accounts).

The case was handed over to CBI on February 18 by the Centre after a request for the same was received from the Andhra Pradesh Government.

On January 7, Ramalinga Raju confessed to the Rs 7,800-crore fraud and accepted that he had cooked company’s account books and inflated profits over the last several years. Three days later, he was arrested by Andhra Pradesh Police.

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