The CBI Special Court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, his brother-in-law BV Srinivas Reddy and former IAS officer VD Rajagopal, the key accused in the illegal mining case of the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), till December 29.
While Gali Janardhan Reddy and Srinivas Reddy were arrested on September 5, Rajagopal was arrested on November 14 by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the OMC illegal mining case registered on Dec 7, 2009.
Suspended IAS officer Y Srilakshmi and OMC Director B Rajasekhar have also been arrested in the case. Except Srilakshmi, who has been granted bail, all other accused are lodged in the Chanchalguda Central Prison.
The court on Thursday extended the custody after conducting the proceedings through video-conference from the Chanchalguda Central Prison. It was the sixth time that the prison officials produced the accused through video linkage.