The CBI Special Court on Friday extended the judicial remand of former mines director V D Rajagopal to December 15. He was arrested last month in connection with the illegal mining case of Obulapuram Mining Corporation.
The judicial custody was extended after he was produced in the court at the expiry of his judicial remand. Earlier, the court reserved its orders on his bail petition and seeking special prisoner status in the Chanchalguda Jail. Rajagopal had applied for bail for the second time after his first bail petition was rejected by the court.
Rajagopal had also appealed to the court to consider the allotment of special category cell on the grounds that he belongs to a respectable family, did not do anything wrong and was an honest government officer. He also said that he was suffering from diabetes and other ailments.
Rajagopal is the third accused in the illegal mining case of OMC, owned by former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy. The probing agency has booked Rajagopal under several sections of IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act, Forest and Mines and Mineral Acts. (INN)