The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday formally filed a 186-page charge sheet in illegal mining case involving Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) and its owner former Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy.
The charge sheet names Janardhana Reddy, his brother-in-law and OMC managing director BV Srinivasa Reddy along with Andhra Pradesh's former director of mines VD Rajagopal as the accused. They are all lodged in Chanchalguda Central Jail in Hyderabad. It also named late R Linga Reddy, a former assistant director in the mines wing of the state. The name of arrested Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official Y Srilakshmi, who was released on bail Friday, did not figure in the charge sheet. The CBI is yet to get permission from the central government to prosecute her since she is a public servant. nfirmed. The accused have been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating, theft, criminal trespass, breach of trust by public servant and forgery. The OMC has been charged with illegally mining iron ore in areas other than those allotted to it in Obulapuram area of Anantapur district.