Hyderabad, Sep 7 (UNI) The Nampally Special CBI court today postponed till tomorrow further hearing related to the investigating agency’s petition seeking 15 day’s custody for former Karnataka BJP Minister Gali Janardhana Reddy and Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) Managing Director B V Srinivas Reddy.
The CBI had filed the custody petition on Monday when the duo were brought to the court from Bellary on the charge of illegal iron ore mining.
The court had directed the advocates of the accused to file counter petition by today.
When the court took up the case this morning, Mr Janardhana Reddy’s advocates strongly objected to the CBI’s demand stating that report of the latter was incomplete.
The lawyers appealed to the judge to ask the CBI to produce evidence related to the arrest of Janardhana Reddy and Srinivas Reddy.
To this, the CBI advocates said ”we are ready to produce evidence in the court if the hon’ble judge directs us.” After hearing the arguments from both sides, the court postponed further hearing till tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the court directed the CBI to file their counter petition by 1600 hrs today on the bail petitions filed by the advocates of Janardhana Reddy and Srinivas Reddy yesterday.