CBI court remands J Shekar Reddy and four others in Judicial custody till 17 January

Chennai: A CBI court on Tuesday remanded sand mining baron J Shekar Reddy and four others in judicial custody till 17 January in a fresh case relating to seizure of currency notes from his house here.

Judge Venkatasamy of the 11th CBI court dealing with bank fraud cases sent all of them to judicial custody in the fresh case filed by the investigating agency against Reddy and his associates in connection with the seizure of currency from his house at Venkat Narayanan Road.

Representative image. PTI

Representative image. PTI

Earlier, CBI special judge G Vijayalakshmi had transferred to the 11th CBI court the cases related to arrest of Reddy and others in connection with alleged seizure of over Rs 170 crore, including new currency notes, from their premises.

CBI had filed a plea seeking transfer of all the cases to a court dealing with bank fraud cases.

The special judge had on 30 December dismissed the bail petitions of the accused. The judge had also dismissed a petition filed by CBI seeking their custody for interrogation.

Reddy and his associates were arrested by CBI on 21 December following the "seizure" of 127 kg gold and over Rs 170 crore in cash, including new currency notes, from their premises by the Income-Tax department in coordinated searches.

The five have been accused of converting the unaccounted cash held by them in old currency notes to new notes with the help of unknown public servants of different banks within 24 days since demonetisation was announced on 8 November.

Cases have been registered against them for various offences under IPC including criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy and under Sections 13(1) and (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Updated Date: Jan 03, 2017 19:21 PM

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