Janardhana Reddy's arrest, a Congress conspiracy?

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Sadananda Gowda
Bellary, Sep 11: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, who refused to comment anything on the arrest of mining baron Janardhana Reddy finally spoke out. He directly alleged "conspiracy" by Congress led to arrest of Reddy.

The Karnataka Lokayukta report accused Reddy brothers of being involved in illegal mining activities. "The party will evolve a strategy to counter the conspiracy," Gowda said.

Gowda added that he would fix his meeting with the BJP central leaders in Delhi on Saturday to discuss the situation arising out of Reddy's arrest. Gowda held discussions with District Deputy Commissioner Aditya Amlan Biswas and Superintendent of Police Chandrakant Gupta over the unruly incidents that had taken place on September 6 during the Bellary bandh called by Reddy's supporters.

Janardhana and his brother-in-law BV Srinivasa Reddy, Managing Director of Obalapuram Mining Company were arrested by CBI on September 5 for alleged illegal mining. The two are now in 14-days judicial custody in Hyderabad.

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