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CBI grills Reddys on second day

The CBI on Wednesday continued interrogation of former Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy in the "illegal" mining case.



Hyderabad: The CBI on Wednesday continued
interrogation of former Karnataka minister and mining baron G
Janardhan Reddy and his brother-in-law B V Srinivas Reddy in
the "illegal" mining case for the second day, officials
said.

The CBI started questioning the accused duo from
yesterday after it secured permission from the Special Court
for CBI cases here for their custodial interrogation.

The court had yesterday dismissed the bail pleas of
both Janardhan Reddy and Srinivas Reddy, who is the Managing
Director of Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), and ordered that
they be handed over to the investigating agency immediately
for their custodial investigation till September 19.

The Reddy duo were arrested on September 5 by a CBI
team from Bellary in Karnataka after searches were conducted
at their premises in connection with the alleged illegal
mining activities.

The CBI had registered a case against OMC on December
7, 2009 at the request of Andhra Pradesh Government in the
wake of allegations of illegal mining and irregularities in
allotment of mining leases to the company in Obulapuram and
Malpanagudi villages in Anantapur district of the state.

The CBI has been asked to produce the Reddys in court
again on September 19.

PTI

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