The court also extended the custody of Nimmagadda Prasad and Mopidevi Venkata Ramana, who were arrested in connection with the Vanpic case, to January 30, after hearing them through video conferencing.
Meanwhile, Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, an accused in Vanpic case, appeared before the CBI court on Thursday. The court extended the remand of OMC principal accused Gali Janardana Reddy and B V Srinivasa Reddy till January 31.
Meanwhile, the CBI filed a counter opposing the petition of former IAS officer Srilakshmi for extension of her interim bail. It may be mentioned here that the court had granted her interim bail on her plea of illness.
It is learnt that the plan for shifting Gali to Bellary in Karnataka to face a defamation case was cancelled due to security reasons. Earlier, the police planned to shift him to Bellary with the help of the Karnataka police.