Reddy Effect: Lawyers, media clash after mining don's visit

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Bangalore, Mar 2: A clash between lawyers and media persons outside the Bangalore Civil Court after mining don Gali Janardhana Reddy was produced in Bangalore court on Friday in connection with the AMC mining case.

Stones were pelted on Journalists by the lawyers after they were denied permission to enter the court premises saying that the media portrayed them in negative light. Several scribes have been injured in the clash. [Read: Lawyers on rampage, media becomes sitting ducks]

Public Tv's cameraman, Nagesh was hurt in the clash and was rushed to the hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment. 

Police tried to take control of the situation by lobbing tear gas shells so as to disperse lawyers from the spot.

Eyewitness account state that the lawyers threw bottles and stones at the media. Reports reveal that the DCP, G Ramesh was also hurt in the incident. 

According to the lawyers, they were upset over the way the media potrayed them over a road blockade that took place earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the mining czar was shifted from Chanchalguda Central Prison to Bangalore on Thursday.

"Satyameva Jayathe," said Gali while smiling cheerfully to the media waiting outside, when he was brought outside.

Reports reveal that Gali requested the court that he be  taken to Bangalore by air and also offered to bear the expenses.

"The jail manual is clear that once the prisoner steps out of the jail, it is the responsibility of the police to take care of him," said Prisons Department Director General C N Gopinatha Reddy.

"Even in the case of Gali Janardhan Reddy, it was left to CAR to decide on the mode of transport to be provided to him," Gopinatha Reddy said.

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