Janardhana Reddy gets bail in OMC mining case

A Special CBI court granted conditional bail to former Karnataka tourism minister Gali Janardhana Reddy in the illegal mining case involving his flagship company Obulapuram Mining Company

Written by Express News Service | Hyderabad | Published:May 12, 2012 12:42 am

A Special CBI court on Friday granted conditional bail to former Karnataka tourism minister Gali Janardhana Reddy in the illegal mining case involving his flagship company Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC).

The mining baron has been asked to furnish a bond of Rs 5 lakh,deposit his passport,and produce two sureties. Gali and his brother-in-law B V Srinivasa Reddy,the MD of OMC,were in judicial custody at the Chanchalguda Jail since their arrest on September 5 last year.

The CBI had filed a 186-page chargesheet on December 3 regarding the case in the special court for CBI cases.

The chargesheet names Janardhana Reddy,his brother-in-law Srinivasa Reddy,former Industries and Mines Secretary Y Srilakshmi and former director of mines and geology V D Rajagopal as the accused.

The CBI has named 201 witnesses and submitted 607 supporting documents along with the chargesheet.

The agency stated in the chargesheet that OMC deliberately distorted the boundaries and markings of mines leased to it between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and conducted rampant illegal mining operations in the reserve forest area.

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