Illegal Mining: Judicial custody ends, Reddys to be freed?

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Janardhan Reddy and Srinivas Reddy
Hyderabad, Nov 28: After spending a long time behind the bars in Andhra Pradesh, mining baron - Janardhan Reddy and his brother-in-law Srinivasa Reddy might be freed from jail on Monday, Nov 28. Judicial custody of the duo ended and they will be produced before a special court on Monday.

The former Karnataka minister and his brother-in-law have been accused of their involvement in the illegal mining scam in Bellary, Karnataka and in Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, denying the pleas of the Reddys, the special court on Nov 14 had extended their judicial custody till Nov 28.

Following a raid by the investigative agency, Janardana's assets seized by the CBI is worth Rs 294 crore. The assets included 50 kg of gold with 50 gold bangles, 15 diamond necklaces, gold plates and spoons, several diamond-studded gold necklaces, hundreds of gold and platinum chains, silver and gold puja articles and gold bracelets.

The vehicles seized from him included a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a BMW, a Land Cruiser, a Range Rover, 50 Scorpios and a luxury bus worth Rs 5 crore.

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