Janardhana Reddy in CBI custody till Mar 12


Former Bharatiya Janata Party minister in Karnataka and billionaire
mine owner Gali Janardhana Reddy was on Friday sent to the custody of
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till March 12 in connection with an
illegal mining case.

Bangalore's additional civil and sessions court judge BM Angadi accepted
the CBI plea for custody of Reddy for interrogation regarding illegal iron
ore mining in Karnataka.

Reddy was produced in Angadi's court by the CBI, which brought him to
Bangalore early Friday from Chanchalaguda jail in Hyderabad.

Reddy has been lodged in the Hyderabad jail since September 5 in
connection with an illegal mining case in Andhra Pradesh.

Reddy and his wife Lakshi Aruna among others are facing charges illegal
mining by the Association Mining Co owned by the couple. The CBI
registered the case against them in October last year.

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