A CBI special court on Friday allowed Karwar MLA Satish Sail to visit his ailing father. The court allowed him to travel by road to Karwar and appear before the court through video-conferencing on the morning of October 15.
The MLA had filed an application seeking interim bail to travel to Karwar and Goa to visit his ailing father. The CBI court however declined to allow him to travel outside the state and only allowed him to travel till Karwar. The court also directed him to bear the expenses of four security personnel who will travel with him.
The counsel for Sail submitted, through a memo, the details of the vehicle in which he will be travelling and places of stay in Karwar. The MLA will have to return to Parappana Agrahara prison by October 15.
The owner of Mallikarjuna Shipping Company, Sail was arrested on September 20 by the CBI for his alleged role in the illegal export of iron ore from Belekeri port during 2009-10.
Mallikarjuna Shipping exported about 9 lakh tonne of iron ore from the port from 2009 to 2010 of which the CBI has alleged that nearly 6.5 lakh tonne was sourced illegally.
Meanwhile, the CBI court remanded another MLA, B Nagendra, to judicial custody till October 24. The Kudligi MLA was arrested by CBI on October 3.