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Dharmana, Jagan, Gali to attend court today

Curbs on vehicles, visitors to Nampally court complex

Published: 25th September 2012 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2012 08:50 AM   |  A+A-

After more than two months, Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will see the world outside the Chanchalguda prison, though for a brief period, on Tuesday when he will be brought to the Nampally criminal courts complex for producing him in the special court for CBI cases.

Roads and buildings minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, summoned by the court, will also appear in the court the same day.

Lodged in the central prison since May 28, Jagan has come out of the prison only twice _ to the court on June 12 in connection with the case and to the Assembly on July 19 to cast vote in the presidential election. Former minister Mopidevi Venkataramana Rao, industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad and IRAS officer KV Brahmananda Reddy will be the other accused who will be brought to the court from the prison.

The CBI filed its fourth chargesheet in the Vanpic deal naming 14 as accused. Apart from Jagan Mohan Reddy, the other accused include Dharmana Prasada Rao, IAS officers M Samuel and Manmohan Singh, Nimmagadda Prasad’s brother Prakash and five  firms owned by Jagan. All the 14 were issued summons to appear in the court on Tuesday.  Tight security will be in place at the prison and along the route from Chanchalguda to Nampally. Vehicles of the general public and visitors will not be allowed into the court complex and on the roads leading to it. Only vehicles of advocates will be allowed into the complex. Apart from the local police, Task Force sleuths will be present inside the court complex.

Police expect a large turnout of Jagan’s supporters to have a glimpse of the MP for the first time after his party’s resounding victory in the byelections. The corridor leading to the special court for CBI cases will be heavily guarded and visitors and litigants will be barred from the corridor.

The day will also witness mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy being produced in the ACB court in connection with the cash-for-bail scam case. The former Karnataka minister, who is in judicial remand in a Bangalore jail in connection with a case there, is being brought here on Monday night on a prisoner warrant.

The ACB, which investigated the scam, made him one of the accused in the case.

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