The media persons, who had reached the CBI special court premises in the
city today morning to cover the hearing of former state minister, B
Janardhana Reddy, were physically assaulted by lawyers
person was injured when some advocates attacked few regional channel
camera crews following which media persons staged a protest at the court
Lawyers reportedly threw stones and bottles at
journalists accusing the media of showing them in a bad light.
even manhandled the police who tried to control the situation. Police had
to lob tear gas shells to disperse irate lawyers from the spot.
displeasure over the attack on media persons, Chief Minister DV Sadananda
Gowda has asked Law Minister S Suresh Kumar to look into the issue.
BJP minister Janadharna Reddy, who was jailed, was produced in the court
over his role in a mining scam will now be remanded to CBI custody till
Reddy and 20 others are facing charges for their
alleged involvement in illegal mining, over which the CBI had filed an FIR
against them in October last.
Associated Mining Corporation (AMC)
and Deccan Mining Syndicate (DMC) owned by Reddy and his wife Aruna
Lakshmi have been facing probe over charges of illegal mining. Additional
Civil and Sessions Court judge BM Angadi remanded Reddy to custody after
CBI moved an application in this regard.
Former minister and
Congress leader V Muniyappa and few other officials are the other accused
in the case.