Hyderabad: Suspended judge K Lakshminarasimha Rao and others, who had mediated with the associates of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy to secure his bail, is learnt to have initially demanded Rs 500 crore from the mining baron. But the deal did not shape up as the then CBI special court judge B Nagamaruthi Sarma refused to grant bail.
This was revealed by a chartered accountant-cum-realtor P Krishna Prasad in his statement to the ACB on July 16. Prasad is close to Gali Janardhan Reddys relative Dasaradharami Reddy. According to Prasad, he met Dasaradharami Reddy in April this year in Hyderabad to discuss some real estate deals. Prasad was accompanied by his advocate friend Venkateswara Rao, who is a close relative of Lakshminarasimha Rao.
While travelling with Dasaradharami Reddy, Prasad heard his assistant Suresh talking over the phone about securing bail for Janardhan Reddy. The next day, Dasaradharami Reddy asked Prasad if he knew somebody who could get bail and the latter promptly asked his lawyer friend.
Venkateswara Rao then told of Lakshminarasimha Rao and said they could demand Rs 500 crore from the Gali group. He said that Gali Janardhan had made thousands of crores through illegal mining and giving Rs 500 crore to secure a bail should not be a problem for him, Prasad said in the statement....more
12:08 PM, Aug 29, 2012
Hyderabad: TH Suresh Babu, MLA from Kampli in Karnataka, had promised mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy that he would, with the assistance of former Karnataka minister Sriramulu, convince judges to grant him bail, and he kept his word. He confessed to Anti-Corruption Bureau officials that he had, along with Janardhan Reddys brothers, Somasekhara Reddy and Dasaratharami Reddy, offered Rs 20 crore as bribe for the purpose. He offered the bribe...
12:45 PM, Aug 01, 2012