Justice B. Seshasayana Reddy of the High Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by former IRAS officer Bramhananda Reddy seeking bail in the illegal assets case pertaining to Vanpic and Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

The judge said that the petitioner cannot be granted bail now at this stage.

He said that the petitioner can renew his plea for bail after additional charge-sheet is filed or in the last week of April, whichever is earlier.

The CBI had informed the court that the investigation into the role of this officer is likely to be completed by April.

Order upheld in Satyam Computers case

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice P.C. Ghose and Justice Vilas Afzulpurkar upheld the order of a single judge who refused to stay the proceedings in the CBI court against two main accused in Satyam Computers scam case.

It may be recalled that Vadlamani Srinivas and G. Ramakrishna, former officials of Stayam Computer Services Ltd and accused in the scam, filed writ petition complaining against the CBI and the ED.

They contended that the CBI wants to go ahead with the case in the special court and the ED wants to come on at later stage. While dismissing the petitions, the single judge pointed out that the petitioners are aware that the ED was about to file a complaint and their counsel had given an undertaking before the Apex Court that they will co-operate with the trial court, and strictly adhere to the time schedule fixed by it.

Costs of Rs. 25,000 were also imposed.

The present appeals were filed challenging the order of single judge.

The Bench dismissed them.

PIL against ‘Sadak Bandh’ to be heard today

The Public Interest Litigation filed seeking orders to halt the proposed ‘Sadak Bandh’ (closure of roads) on the Bengaluru highway on Sunday will be heard on Friday.

It is listed before a Bench.

The petition was filed by D. Srinvasulu of Kurnool district.

His counsel said there is urgency as the lifeline to many districts of AP, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is likely to be closed upon a call given by the Telangana JAC , TRS and BJP.

The Bench comprising Chief Justice P.C. Ghose and Justice Vilas Afzulpurkar said that the case would be heard on Friday.