Suspended IAS officer Y. Srilakshmi, who is the sixth-accused in the illegal mining case of Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), on Friday has withdrawn her petition for regular bail filed on January 7 and filed a fresh petition seeking extension of her existing interim bail, which is to expire on January 20, by another two months.

Filing the fresh petition on behalf of Ms. Srilakshmi, who is presently admitted to the CMC Hospital at Vellore in Tamil Nadu, her counsel V. Surender Rao told the Principal Special Court for CBI Cases that it was due to their oversight they moved the regular bail plea instead of seeking extension of the interim bail. They did not want unnecessary delay due to legal wrangles as it would hamper her ongoing rehabilitation and recovery, he explained.

Judge U. Durga Prasada Rao posted the case to January 17 for filing objections and next hearing.