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Assets case: Court extends Jagan's judicial remand

January 02, 2013 18:09 IST

A special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Wednesday extended till January 17 the judicial remand of YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and other accused in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case.

Jagan, arrested by CBI on corruption charges on May 27 last year, is currently lodged in Chanchalguda Central Prison, along with other accused including industrialist Nimmagadda Prasada and senior bureaucrat K V Brahmananda Reddy.

He, along with the other accused, was produced before the court through video-conferencing after which their judicial custody was extended by another 14 days.

The Andhra Pradesh high court had earlier rejected the Kadapa MP's statutory bail plea whereas his regular bail petition will come up for hearing on January 4.

CBI had recently informed the special court that the Centre had accorded sanction of prosecution against Brahmananda Reddy, who is among the 14 accused named in the charge sheet in the Vanpic aspect of Jagan assets case.

The court also extended the judicial remand of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, his brother-in-law B V Srinivas Reddy, former director (Mines) V D Rajagopal and another accused Mehfuz Ali Khan in the illegal mining case involving Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) till January 17 after they were produced before it through video link.

Earlier in the day, CBI filed a charge sheet against Khan on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating in connection with the OMC case.

The court also extended the judicial remand of some of the accused in the Emaar scandal, including Sunil Reddy and others, till January 17.

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