Bengaluru: Mining baron and former Karnataka minister Janardhan Reddy, accused of ilegal mining was released from jail at around 4.45 p.m. on Friday.
Supreme Court on Tuesday had granted bail to the mining baron accused in the illegal mining case involving his Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC).
The apex court granted bail after CBI submitted that the investigation in the case involving Reddy is complete and both the charge sheet as well as the supplementary charge sheet have been filed.
Though the bail formalities were over few hours ago, sources said Mr. Reddy stayed in jail premises to wait for an auspicious time to exit jail. He greeted and thanked the jail staff before leaving the premises.
Mr. Reddy will be taken to a private hospital for medical check-up since he was suffering from back-ache and minor aliments, police sources said.
Janardhan Reddy and his brother-in-law BV Srinivas Reddy, managing director of OMC, were arrested by CBI on September 5, 2011 from Bellary in Karnataka and brought to Hyderabad.
In the OMC case, the company is accused of changing mining lease boundary markings and indulging in illegal mining in the Bellary Reserve Forest area, spread over Bellary in Karnataka and Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.