The CBI Court here on Tuesday extended till June 18 the judicial custody of former minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy and four others arrested in connection with an illegal mining case.
CBI court judge B M Angadi extended the judicial custody of Reddy, owner of Associated Mining Corporation, his personal assistant Mehfuz Ali Khan and three others after the CBI filed an application seeking extension of custody. All the five were produced in court through video conferencing. On May 30, the court had dismissed their bail petitions as they had committed an economic offence of “high magnitude”.
HC issues notice to State, DGP
The High Court on Tuesday had taken the cognizance of the offense by registering a suo moto petition regarding the murder of a law student of Seshadripuram Law College and issued notices to state Government, DGP and Chikkaballapura SP and also appointed Sumedha as the amicus curiae.
Registering the petition, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice BV Nagarathna directed the state Government to submit a status report before the court in four weeks. Bramarambe, a native of Chikkaballapur died on May 20. Her friends visited Bramarambe’s home but her last rites were already over. On questioning the cause of her death, the friend heard varied causes of the death. Suspecting it to be a case of honour killing, the students wrote to Justice DV Shylendra Kumar.
State Promises Better Market for Mangoes
The state government has filed an affidavit before the High Court on Tuesday stating that it will provide proper market for mango growers in the state.
Hearing the petition, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice BV Nagarathna stated, “ Your (state) schemes are only on papers and you did not implement it.” The bench directed to submit a report on the implementation of facilities not only for mangoes but for other agriculture products. In case, the state government failed to submit report, the bench may issue summons to chief secretary. The bench adjourned the matter for further hearing.