Bangalore: A court here on Tuesday directed former
Karnataka Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu, main accused in a
land scam case, to appear before it on July 23.
The court also adjourned to July 23 the bail petition of
Katta Jagadish, city Corporator and son of Naidu, and five
other accused in the case, granting four days time to the
prosecution to file its objections.
Special Judge Sudhindra Rao directed Naidu`s counsel to
ensure that he is present in person in the next hearing of the
case relating to alleged irregularities in allotment of
Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB).
Counsel for Naidu earlier filed an application before the
court seeking exemption from personal appearance as he was on
a foreign tour.
The court also ordered issuance of Non Bailable Warrants
(NBWs) against two other accused -- Jaggaiah and Venkaiah.
The Lokayukta police filed its charge sheet against all the
nine accused in the case on July 8.
In their bail petitions, Jagadish and five others contended
that they had cooperated with the investigative agency and
submitted all the requisite documents and appearing for the
first time after issuance of summons.
Special Public Prosecutor Lokayukta J S Pramod Chandra
submitted that these grounds "cannot be treated as licence for
them to seek bail."
Opposing the bail petition, Chandra prayed the court to
grant four days time for him to file his statement of