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TTD Executive Officer appears in court

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L.V. Subrahmanyam
L.V. Subrahmanyam

Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) L.V. Subrahmanyam, who is an accused in the Emaar Properties land deal case, appeared before the Principal Special Court for CBI Cases here on Thursday.

He was pulled up by the court on January 31, when the judicial remand of accused in the case was extended, for avoiding appearance before it continuously without citing any reason. He submitted to the court that he did not make it on previous occasions as he was tied up with official engagements.

Other IAS officers, who are named accused in Emaar and Jagan assets cases -- B.P. Acharya, M. Samuel and Manmohan Singh -- were among others who appeared in the court personally. Others in judicial remand were produced through video conference facility.

The judge extended the remand of all accused in the two cases and that of illegal mining case to February 27.

Khan bail plea

During the arguments on the bail petition of K. Mehfuz Ali Khan, the seventh-accused in the illegal mining case of Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), his counsel appealed to the court that his client was neither conspirator nor directly linked to the alleged transactions of iron ore in the case and he be granted bail.

The judge postponed the case to February 18 for the counter arguments by Central Bureau of Investigation.



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