Court grants bail to Janardhana Reddy's wife

Court grants bail to Janardhana Reddy's wife

A CBI court today granted bail to Aruna Lakshmi, wife of jailed mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy, in an illegal mining case filed against them.

Judge B M Angadi in his order said the bail was granted as she had cooperated with the investigating agency and considering that she is a woman. The judge directed her to furnish a bond for Rs one lakh, two sureties for a like sum and also not to leave the jurisdiction of the court.

Lakshmi, second accused in the illegal mining case filed against Reddy, already in judicial custody since his arrest in September last year, appeared in compliance with the summons issued on July two.

She is the co-owner of the Deccan Mining Syndicate (DMS) and Associated Mining Corporation (AMC). The court adjourned further hearing to July 16. Meanwhile, CBI filed objections to the bail applications of Deputy Conservator of Forest Muthaiah and Raju, another accused.

Reddy is currently lodged in the Bangalore Central Jail.

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