Now look at the investigation. Arresting the Raju brothers, CFO Srinivas Vadlamani and two senior auditors from Price Waterhouse was the easy bit. Its going to be a lot harder to secure convictions in court. If the case remains in the hands of the Andhra Pradesh police and CID, the chances of gathering enough evidence to prosecute successfully are not very likely. And this is aside from strong worries about political interference. Is it a secret that the Andhra police simply does not have the expertise to investigate corporate fraud That is the expertise of the Serious Fraud Investigation Office and Sebi, both of which continue to be denied access to interrogate or question any of those people arrested. The CID has also reacted very slowly. It took a whole week to seize documents from Satyams auditors after the detailed confession by Ramalinga Raju. In cases such as this, time is of the essence and all evidence must be seized before its destroyed. Someone needs to step in to allow Sebi and SFIO immediate access to the Raju brothers, their CFO and the arrested auditors. After that, there will have to be considerable cooperation between Sebi, SFIO, Andhra police and the public prosecutor when the case actually goes to court. On current form, one has to be pessimistic about this investigation securing convictions.