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Mar 25, 2013 at 09:29am IST

Obulapuram Mining scam: Suspended IAS officer's judicial custody ends

Bangalore: Judicial custody of suspended IAS officer Y Srilakshmi, an accused in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) scam, is set to end on Monday. Srilakshmi surrendered on Thursday before a special Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) court in following the expiry of her interim bail in the scam that also involves former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy.

Srilaksmhi, who was granted interim bail in October 2012, was wheeled into the court room. She gave herself up following March 18 orders of the court and was later shifted to the Chanchalguda Central Prison.

Though the suspended Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer had applied for extension of the bail, the Principal Special Court for CBI Cases directed her to first surrender. The court asked the prison authorities to take her to Osmania General Hospital for check-up and produce her medical reports on March 25. The court will pronounce its orders after the receipt of the medical reports.

OMC scam: Srilakshmi's judicial custody ends

The central government last week granted sanction to the CBI to prosecute Srilakshmi under Prevention of Corruption Act.

Srilakshmi sought the extension of the interim bail till completion of investigation into the case. She informed the court that she was undergoing treatment at the CMC Hospital at Vellore in Tamil Nadu to regain sensation in her left lower limb. The CBI, however, opposed her plea.

The central government last week granted sanction to the CBI to prosecute Srilakshmi under Prevention of Corruption Act. She is one of the several IAS officers facing corruption charges in high-profile cases.

Srilakshmi, a 1988 batch IAS officer, was the Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare when she was arrested on November 28, 2011 by the CBI for allegedly abusing her earlier official position as the secretary (Industries and Commerce) to favour OMC in allotment of mining leases in nexus with Janardhana Reddy and others.

(With Additional Inputs From IANS)

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