Hyderabad: Former Karnataka minister Gali
Janardhana Reddy and OMC Managing Director BV Srinivas Reddy
today moved bail pleas in a local court for the third time in
connection with the alleged illegal mining case involving
Obulapuram Mining Company.
The development comes at a time when the CBI is in the
process of filing a charge sheet in the case.
The counsels for the Reddys filed the bail pleas before a
special CBI court on the grounds that probe (by the CBI) in
the case was mostly over and their clients were in remand for
over two months.
The Reddys would not influence the witnesses of the case,
they further said.
The court posted the matter to November 11 for hearing.
The CBI, probing illegal mining and irregularities in
allotment of leases to OMC, had arrested Janardhana, who owns
OMC and his brother-in-law Srinivas, on September 5 from
Bellary in Karnataka.
The duo had been remanded in judicial custody till
November 14 and lodged in a jail here.
Earlier, the court had rejected their bail pleas on
September 13 and had handed them over to CBI custody for
interrogation till September 19.
On September 30, the court while again dismissing the
bail petitions of Reddys had also rejected the CBI`s petition
seeking custody of both the accused for nine more days.
CBI Joint Director (Hyderabad Zone) VV Lakshmi Narayana
had recently said that a charge sheet would be filed soon
(within 90 days after the arrests) in the OMC case.