Latest News Gali Janardhan Reddy: CBI to quiz elder Reddy brother over illegal mining

CBI to quiz elder Reddy brother over illegal mining:

Enlarging its enquiry to illegal mining by mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy, the Central Bureau of Investigation will Sep 16 interrogate his elder doggy G. Karunakara, agency resources believed late Wednesday.

'Karunakara Reddy has carried on summoned to appear before CBI in Hyderabad on Sep 16,' the sources said.

Karunakara's interrogation would appear 11 days after the arrest of Janardhana, former Bharatiya Janata Party minister in Karnataka, for illegal mining in Andhra Pradesh by his Obulapuram Mining Company.

Karunakara, who was also minister in the B.S. Yeddyurappa government, was a director of OMC but has claimed he quit the post in 2004.

Janardhana was arrested by CBI on Sep 5 from Bellary in north Karnataka bordering Andhra Pradesh. He is now short of CBI custody in Hyderabad. Also arrested with him was OMC managing director B.V. Srinivas Reddy.

The CBI may also question Reddys' associate B. Sriramulu, who was health minister in the Yeddyurappa cabinet.

Sriramulu was as well OMC director and says he quit the post in 2008.

The former Lokayukta (ombudsman) N. Santosh Hegde had indicted the two Reddy brothers and Sriramulu in his report on illegal mining scam.

The Congress has continued demanding immediate arrest of Karunaraka and Sriramulu on the bottom that properties could tamper with evidence.
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