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Bellary: A court in Sandur today granted bail to six persons, including G Somasekar Reddy, brother of arrested mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy, in an intimidation case against them.
Granting the relief, Judicial Magistrate First Class Maruthi Shivanand Jaffare directed the accused to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each and two sureties for equal amount. The six, against whom the court had on October 19 issued non-bailable warrants, appeared before the magistrate today and moved bail applications.
Police had on October 4 filed a chargesheet against 14 persons, including the six, accusing them of having threatened Conservator of Forest U V Singh while he was probing illegal mining in Sandur taluk in Bellary district in 2010.