Former minister Mopidevi Venkataramana Rao, an accused in alleged quid-pro-quo investments involving Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s companies, surrendered before the second additional special CBI court on Thursday. He was remanded in judicial custody till October 31. Venkataramana was earlier released on conditional interim bail.
Meanwhile, Mopidevi also filed a bail petition in the court and the matter was posted to Friday for CBI to file counter.
Mopidevi was released on interim bail on September 16 on medical grounds and had time till November 1. However, as he was advised to undergo medication in the last week of November, he surrender before the court on Thursday itself so that he could apply for fresh bail and undergo treatment.
The defence had earlier submitted to the court that the doctor had advised a two-stage treatment plan for his client, including steroid therapy in the first phase and a surgical intervention in the second phase if the problem persisted and the treatment would require over three months.
The then infrastructure minister in YSR Cabinet, Mopidevi was arrested for his alleged role in assigning lands to Vanpic.
Meanwhile, the CBI court on Thursday relaxed the bail condition of Jagan’s auditor V Vijay Sai Reddy, an accused in the disproportionate assets case, and allowed him to appear before the Enforcement Directorate officials in New Delhi. Reddy was allowed to travel to Delhi to appear before the ED till March 31, 2014.
However, he has to inform the CBI and the court about his visits and movements in advance. Earlier, Vijay Sai Reddy had filed a petition seeking permission to appear before the Enforcement Directorate officials in New Delhi.
The CBI counsel had said the agency has no objection to the petitioner attending the ED proceedings.