A CBI court today extended till April 3 judicial custody of former Karnataka Minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy and his personal assistant Mehfooz Ali Khan, arrested in connection with an illegal mining case.

Additional Civil and Sessions Court Judge and CBI special court judge B M Angadi ordered extension of judicial custody after CBI moved an application in this regard.

Associated Mining Corporation (AMC) and Deccan Mining Syndicate (DMC) owned by Mr. Reddy and his wife Aruna Lakshmi have been facing probe over charges of illegal mining.

Former minister and Congress leader V Muniyappa and few other officials are the other accused in the case.