He came out in conditional bail after spending over 3 years in Hyderabad and Bengaluru jails in January 2015

Janardhan Reddy faces fresh cases of disproportionate wealth after Lokayukta raidImage: Janaradhan Reddy/ File photo
news Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 10:10

Eleven months after Gali Janardhan Reddy, former BJP minister and mining magnate, walked out of the Bengaluru Central Jail after the Supreme Court granted him bail in a case, he is facing fresh cases of disproportionate wealth after Karnataka Lokayukta carried out raids at his home and office on Tuesday.

NDTV reported that a 42-member team of officials from the anti-corruption watchdog raided the former minister and mining baron’s home and office.

Documents pertaining to exports of allegedly illegal iron ore and property were reportedly found during the raids led by Lokayukta Deputy Superintendent of Police Sampath Kumar.

BJP Lok Sabha member B Sriramulu called the raids nothing but "political vendetta" by Congress government. 

He was released in January this year on conditional bail after languishing in Hyderabad and Bengaluru jails for over three years since September 5, 2011.

 In November 2015, Reddy, who is a member of the state legislative council, was arrested by the Lokayukta police's SIT, for illegal mining and transportation of iron ore, cheating, misappropriation and abuse of power by a public servant.

Reddy is under probe by both CBI and Lokayukta for alleged illegal mining deals linked to Oblapuram Mining Company and other cases. 

This is an aggregated report from NDTV

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