Reddy produced in Sandur court

Reddy produced in Sandur court

Reddy produced in Sandur court

Former minister G Janardhana Reddy was produced before a magistrate’s court in Sandur on Friday in connection with the destruction of the State boundary demarcation and issuing life threats to mining baron Tapal Narayan Reddy.

Reddy had never appeared in the court, in spite of ten warrants being issued against him.

Reddy’s hearing before the Judge Maruthi Shivanand Japare lasted for more than 30 minutes.

Speaking to mediapersons after attending the proceedings, Reddy said: “Truth will prevail. My followers need not be worried,” he said.

Leaders J Shantha and Sanna Fakirappa were allowed to meet Reddy for a few minutes in the court premises, after seeking permission.

‘Keep me in Bellary’

In a written appeal, Reddy requested the JMFC court to keep him in the Bellary Central Jail. Owing to troubles involved in travelling and ill-health and also problems to the public while arriving at the court, he requested the court to be allowed to stay in the Bellary Central Jail, till the hearing is over.

The former minister is presently under CBI arrest in the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bangalore. He was brought from Bangalore to Sandur, travelling a distance of 350 km.
“Already I am in the CBI custody and it has already filed a charge sheet. And there are possibilities that additional charge sheet would also be filed.”

“The CBI court is yet to begin the hearing and there are very meagre chances of it starting early. Hence, I should be allowed to stay in the Bellary Central Jail till the hearing for the case is over,” he said.

The Judge, Maruthi Shivanand Japare, who heard the appeal, asked the government to submit objections by September 20.