A CBI special court on Tuesday dismissed the bail application of the managing director (MD) of PJS Overseas, a company accused of exporting seized iron ore from Belekeri port in 2010. The CBI had arrested the MD, Pavan Kumar Jain, on September 26.
The court had dismissed the bail applications of Assistant Conservator of Forest Narendra Hitlamakki and Range Forest Officer G Chandrakanth Nayak on September 5. The two forest officials allegedly allowed the export of the seized iron ore.
The CBI had also arrested one Rajkumar and port superintendent Capt Swamy. All the accused in this case are in judicial custody.
Meanwhile, the court heard the bail plea of Rajkumar on Tuesday and posted the matter to Wednesday for prosecution arguments. Sources said Capt Swamy has not filed a bail application.
On February 20, 2010, the Lokayukta police had raided Belekeri port and seized 8 lakh tonne of iron ore. In June 2010, it was found that of the seized iron ore, around 5 lakh tonne was stolen and exported.