Katta`s judicial custody extended to Oct 26

The Lokayukta court on Monday extended the judicial custody of former Karnataka minister Katta Subramanya Naidu, his corporator son Jagadish and MD of Itasca software firm S V Srinivas, to October 26.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2011, 23:32 PM IST

Bangalore: The Lokayukta court on Monday
extended the judicial custody of former Karnataka minister
Katta Subramanya Naidu, his corporator son Jagadish and MD of
Itasca software firm S V Srinivas, to October 26.

The trio were arrested and remanded to judicial custody
on August 8 in connection with their alleged involvement in
the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board scam.

Naidu was subsequently admitted to the state-run Victoria
Hospital for problems in his spine.

On September 17, Resident Medical Officer of the hospital
submitted a letter to the court stating that it was not
advisable for the former minister, who was ailing from spinal
problem since long, "to undergo cervical discectomy" at this
stage.

He also pointed out that the former minister was also
suffering from lymph node cancer for which he had to undergo
two surgeries in 2004 and 2008, respectively.

The RMO pointed out that Naidu had been given stem cell
treatment in London.

At this, the court sought to know the facilities
available in Kidwai Institute of Oncology here as Victoria
does not have an oncology department and asked the RMO to
inform the court about it.

Meanwhile, the court posted to September 24 hearing of
the bail applications filed by the three accused.

PTI