BENGALURU: The High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to MLA Anil Lad and his wife Aarti Lad, Directors of VSL Mining Company Limited.
Justice A V Chandrashekar allowed the anticipatory bail pleas filed by the couple, imposing a condition that they provide a surety and a bond of `2 lakh each.
Lad’s counsel advocate Shankarappa argued that the couple will cooperate with the investigating agency (CBI) and abide by the conditions the court imposes while granting bail.
However, the counsel of CBI argued that the couple are not entitled for relief as they exported 50,000 metric tonnes iron ore without valid permit through Belekeri Port. The couple approached the High Court as the CBI Special Court dismissed their anticipatory bail pleas.
Notice to Moily
The High Court on Monday issued notice to former Union Law minister and Chikballapur MP M Veerappa Moily for allegedly suppressing information in the affidavit filed along with his nomination papers for the 2014 Parliamentary polls.
Hearing a petition filed by V Shashidhar, president of the Akhila Karnataka Police Maha Sangha, Justice Anand Byrareddy also issued notice to the Election Commission, the Chikballapur Deputy Commissioner and the District Electoral Officer.
MMPL Premises Searched
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing illegal mining, searched the M/s Matha Minerals Private Limited (MMPL) office and the house of its former managing director and former deputy mayor B S Puttaraju at Vijayanagar on Monday.
A team led by IGP K S R Charan Reddy searched both office and residence of Puttaraju and recovered documents pertaining to export of iron and manganese ore.