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Cash-for-bail: Mining baron Janaradhan Reddy's relative arrested

July 22, 2012 19:27 IST

The Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau has made another arrest in the cash-for-bail scandal involving former Karnataka minister Gali Janaradhan Reddy.

Guduru Dasaratharami Reddy, a businessman who is one of the accused in the case pertaining to the bribing of Central Bureau of Investigation's Judge Pattabhirama Rao to get bail for Janardhan Reddy in the Obulapuram Mining Company scam, was arrested on Friday night.

Dasaratharami, a relative of Janaradhan Reddy, was produced before the Special ACB court on Sunday, which remanded him to judicial custody till August 3.

With this, nine persons are now in jail in connection with the scandal, including Judge Pattabhirama Rao (now suspended), two other lower court judges and retired judge T V
Chalapathi Rao.

Pattabhirama Rao, additional special judge for CBI court, had granted bail to Janardhan Reddy while rejecting the bail plea of suspended IAS officer Y Srilakshmi in the same case.

Amid allegations of bribery against Pattabhirama Rao, the Andhra Pradesh high court suspended him on May 31, while transferring the probe to the ACB.

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