Hyderabad: A special CBI court here on Thursady
granted conditional bail to the former director of mining and
geology V D Rajagopal in the illegal mining case involving
Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), owned by former Karnataka
minister Gali Janardhan Reddy.
Rajagopal, who was arrested by the CBI on charges of
favouring OMC, was allowed bail on a personal bond of Rs
50,000 and two sureties.
The court directed Rajagopal, who was also the vice
president and managing director (in-charge) of Andhra Pradesh
Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC), to surrender his
passport and remain present before it on the dates fixed for
hearing of the case.
"The petitioner (Rajagopal) will not dispute his identity
as accused in the case," the court ordered and further
directed that Rajagopal should not directly or indirectly make
any inducement or promise to any person with the facts of the
case so as to dissuade him from disclosing such facts before
Rajagopal is the second bureaucrat to be granted bail in
the OMC case after senior IAS officer Y Sri Lakshmi.
He was arrested last month by the CBI and was named in
the charge sheet filed by the Central agency on November 30.