Karnataka illegal mining: CBI files FIR against 21

CBI on Saturday filed a FIR against the Associated Mining Company, owned by wife of jailed former Karnataka Minister G Janardhana Reddy.

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 14:05 PM IST

Bangalore: CBI on Saturday filed a FIR against the
Associated Mining Company, owned by wife of jailed former
Karnataka Minister G Janardhana Reddy, in connection with its
ongoing probe into illegal mining.
CBI sources told agency that 21 persons have been named in the
FIR filed before the designated court here, but declined to
elaborate.

Last month, CBI had filed a FIR against Obulapuram Mining
Company owned by Reddy whose wife, Aruna Lakshmi, owns AMC.
Reddy along with OMC Managing Director B V Srinivasa Reddy
are in judicial custody at Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad
following their arrest by CBI in connection with illegal
mining on August 4.

CBI is carrying out a probe into illegal mining in parts
of Karnataka since September as per a Supreme Court directive.

PTI