The high court on Wednesday reserved its orders on the bail plea of mining baron and former minister G Janardhana Reddy, the main accused in the illegal mining case involving his Associated Mining Company. Reddy had knocked the high court’s door for bail after the CBI court, on September 25, rejected his request for bail.
The CBI had registered cases of illegal mining against two firms, including Reddy’s AMC, following raids in Bellary, Bangalore and Davanagere. The raids were carried out after the Supreme Court directed the CBI to probe illegal mining in the state, as recommended by the Central Empowered Committee.
Senior counsel for CBI, Ashok Bhan, had earlier told the court that Reddy should not be granted bail as investigation was under way. When the case came up for hearing on Wednesday, Justice HN Nagamohan Das reserved the orders.