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Jun 19, 2012 at 09:58am IST

Andhra Pradesh cash-for-bail: Suspended CBI judge Pattabhi Rama Rao arrested

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh anti-Corruption bureau has arrested suspended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Justice Pattabhi Raman Rao in the cash-for-bail case.

Rao allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 6 crore to grant bail to former BJP minister Gali Janardhana Reddy in an illegal mining case.

The arrest comes three days after Rao's residence was raided in connection with the case. This is the third arrest in the case.

Justice Rao was suspended last month by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Justice for alleged irregularities. Rao was hearing the Obulapuram mining scam case. He had granted bail to prime accused Gali Janardhana Reddy on May 11 in the case. Reddy, however, is still in jail in another case.

He was also hearing the EMAAR case and heard the petition for defreezing YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy's Saakshi TV accounts in the disproportionate assets case.

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