It was a busy day indeed for the security personnel in the city, with high-profile prisoners being brought to the courts for their respective hearings. While they maintained law and order in most parts, the security arrangements irked a section of lawyers at the Nampally court complex. Express brings to you the various outcomes of the cases.
Vanpic case: Dharmana told to appear again
All accused in the Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s alleged illegal assets case were remanded till October 9. The arrested in the case - Jagan, Nimmagadda Prasad, Mopidevi Venkataramana Rao and K V Brahmananda Reddy - were produced before the court amid tight security. Apart from them, other persons whose name figured as accused in the fourth chargesheet filed by the CBI, which dealt with Vanpic deal, also appeared before the court.
Roads and buildings minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, IAS officers M Samuel and Dr Manmohan Singh and industrialist Nimmagadda Prakash also appeared before the court for the first time. All of them were asked to furnish two sureties of `25,000 each and were asked to appear before the court on October 9.
OMC: Complaint about chargesheet denial
The three accused in the Obulapuram Mining Company illegal mining case - Gali Janardhan Reddy, B V Srininvasa Reddy and V D Rajagopal - were produced before the court on Tuesday through a video-conference facility and their remand too was extended till October 9. He was brought to the city in connection with the cash-for-bail scam on Monday.
Meanwhile, the counsels of the accused once again told the court that they were not provided with the chargesheet and other relevant documents for proceeding further in the case.
The judge, who had earlier asked the CBI to produce the copies by Tuesday, enquired with the officials, who said they need 15 more days to produce them. Suspended IAS officer Y Srilakshmi, also an accused in the case, could not be produced before the court as she has been hospitalised due to ill-health.
Emaar scam: Accused face judge through video
Emaar scam accused - B P Acharya, Sunil Reddy and G V Vijaya Raghava - were produced before the court on Tuesday through video-conference facility from the Chanchalguda prison. Their remand also was extended till October 9.
CBI petition dismissed
The court dismissed a petition filed by CBI seeking the stay of bail given to Emaar accused G V Vijaya Raghav on Tuesday. The court on Monday granted conditional bail to Raghava after which the CBI filed a petition seeking the court to keep its orders in abeyance.
'Operation White Clothes and Lungi'
It was ‘Operation White Clothes and Lungi’ at the criminal courts complex at Nampally on Tuesday. With Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy being brought to the court, police made elaborate security arrangements at the complex.
Anticipating that people from Rayalaseema and politicians from other parts of the state would arrive to see Jagan, police did not allow any ‘khaddar-clad’ persons near the court. “Drive away any person wearing white clothes or lungi, if he is not a litigant,” was the order of the higher-officials to policemen. Several politicians managed to come near the court’s entrance but were driven away by the police. Similar security arrangements were made at the ACB court where mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy was brought by the prison officials.
Lawyers irked over security measures
The elaborate security at the Nampally criminal courts irked a section of lawyers. Even as the court proceedings were going on, a group of lawyers barged in, raising slogans against the security arrangements. “They are not allowing our clients or even lawyers to enter the court. They blocked road from two kilometres away. We have complained about it to the metropolitan sessions judge also, who asked us to approach you,” the protesting lawyers told the special CBI court judge. The judge , U Durga Prasad Rao, enquired with Nampally inspector Ch Sridhar about the issue.