Court grants bail to judge Pattabhi

The Andhra Pradesh High Court today granted bail to the suspended CBI judge Pattabhi Rama Rao accused in cash-for-bail scam involving in former Karnataka Minister and mining baron Gali Janardana Reddy.

Besides Pattabhi Rama Rao, the court also granted bail to former judge Lakshmi Narasimha Rao and Karnataka MLA Somasekhara Reddy, brother of Janardana Reddy. The court has directed the ccused not to leave the city and surrender their passports to the authorities.

It may be recalled that Pattabhi Ramama Rao’s Ravichandra has already got bail in the case. Amid tight security, the formerKarnataka Minister Janardana Reddy, named seventh accused in the case, who come to the state capital after a gap of six months from Bangalore, was also produced in the ACB court today. Mr Jagan, who was brought here from Bangalore jail yesterday for production in the court, was sent to the Chanchalguda jail here last night for overnight stay.