Janardhana Reddy's judicial custody extended till February 16

Published: 02nd February 2013 04:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2013 04:48 PM   |  A+A-

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Former Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy being produced at CBI court in Nampally in Hyderabad. PTI File Photo

By PTI

A CBI court today extended to February 16, the judicial custody of mining baron and former minister G Janardhana Reddy and four others arrested in the illegal mining case of Associated Mining Corporation owned by him.

CBI court judge Shreeshananda extended the judicial custody of the accused.

Reddy and his close aide Mehfuz Ali Khan were produced before the court through video conferencing from Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad where they have been lodged after their arrest in connection with the Obulapuram Mining Company case.

However, the other three were produced through video conferencing from Parappana Agrahara jail on the city outskirts.

The bail pleas of all the five accused had been rejected by the CBI court. Reddy subsequently moved the High Court for bail but his plea was rejected.

The bail pleas of Khan, the then Deputy Conservator of Forests, Bellary district, S Muthaiah and the then Director Mines and Geology S P Raju and another person had already been rejected by the High Court.

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