Supreme Court nixes G Janardhana Reddy’s plea to enter Ballari
G Janardhana Reddy. Photograph: PTI
- Somashekar and his different brother Karunakar are contesting on BJP tickets.
- The bench dismissed the plea saying there isn’t a want to present any reduction.
- Janardhana wished to go to the area for 2 days to marketing campaign for the upcoming polls.
Refusing to present reduction to tainted mining baron and Bharatiya Janata Partys chief G Janardhana Reddy, the Supreme Courtroom on Friday turned down his plea to enter the Ballari district in Karnataka to marketing campaign for his youthful brother and social gathering candidate G Somashekhar Reddy.
Each Somashekar and his different brother Karunakar are contesting on BJP tickets. Janardhana wished to go to the area for 2 days to marketing campaign for the upcoming polls, slated for Could 12.
A bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan dismissed the plea saying there isn’t a want to present any reduction since not visiting the Ballari district was one of many bail situations.
The counsel for Reddy stated that campaigning is on in Karnataka and Janardhana needs to be allowed to enter Ballari to marketing campaign for his brother. She stated the bail situation needs to be relaxed and Janardhana allowed to go to Ballari district. “Sorry, we might not wish to entertain it. The petition is dismissed, the bench stated.
After spending greater than three years in jail, Janardhana, a former state minister and accused within the multi-crore unlawful mining case, was granted conditional bail by an SC bench headed by then-CJI HL Dattu in January 2015.
As a part of the bail situations, Reddy was directed to not go to his hometown Ballari apart from Ananthapur and Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh.
Janardhana and his brother-in-law BV Srinivas Reddy, managing director of Obalapuram Mining Firm (OMC), had been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on September 5, 2011, from Ballari and delivered to Hyderabad.
Within the OMC case, the corporate is accused of adjusting mining lease boundary markings and indulging in unlawful mining within the Ballari Reserve Forest space, unfold over Ballari in Karnataka.
Costs that had been slapped on Janardhana embody legal conspiracy (Part 120-B of IPC) and dishonest the federal government by exporting unlawful iron ore. He acquired a allow from Andhra Pradesh however used it to lease in Karnataka and therefore has been booked underneath Part 420 of the IPC.
He was additionally booked underneath Sections 468 and 471 for utilizing cast paperwork to hold out mining. He dedicated legal breach of belief underneath Part 409 and was additionally booked underneath Part 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.