The special CBI court on Monday extended till August 12, the judicial custody of YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy and other accused in the case pertaining to alleged quid pro quo deals involving the Kadapa MP.
Jagan, and other accused, including his auditor V Vijay Sai Reddy, former minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad and bureaucrat KV Brahmananda Reddy, presently lodged in Chanchalguda Central Prison were produced before the court through video-link.
While former ministers P Sabita Indra Reddy, Dharmana Prasada Rao, IAS officials BP Acharya, Manmohan Singh, LV Subramanyam, former Andhra Pradesh director of mines VD Rajagopal, Dalmia Cements managing director Puneet Dalmia, Sanjay S Mitra, Diwakar Reddy, Neelkamal Bedi and others appeared before the court.
However, suspended IAS officer Y Srilakshmi, accused in the OMC illegal mining case, and senior IAS officer M Samuel, accused in the Vanpic case, did not appear.
The court also extended the judicial custody of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy and other accused in the illegal mining case, who attended the court through video-conference from the Chanchalguda jail, till August 12.
Meanwhile, the hearing on the interim bail memo of Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) managing director BV Srinivasa Reddy was adjourned to Tuesday.
Principal special judge U Durga Prasad Rao of the CBI court did not accept the interim bail memo of Srinivas Reddy, who want the court to release him on bail for taking care of his wife who is shortly undergoing surgery, on the ground that there was no clarity on the place of surgery.
The judge said the accused wants the surgery to be performed in Bellary, whereas his counsel in the memo has mentioned that the surgery would be performed in Hyderabad. He thus asked the counsel to consult his client and finalise the place and then file the memo.
Meanwhile the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on its part had also opposed the interim bail application of Srinivasa Reddy.