The former Tourism Minister G. Janardhana Reddy’s close associate, Mehfooz Alik Khan, was taken to Hyderabad on Thursday afternoon by Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths from Parappana Agrahara prison in connection with Obalapuram Mining Company (OMC) case. The special CBI court in Hyderabad has issued prisoner in transit warrant against Mr. Khan in September to produce him on October 5. The CBI, which investigated the OMC scam had charge sheeted Mr. Reddy, his brother-in-law Srinivasa Reddy and senior IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh Y. Srilakshmi.

The CBI is expected to seek Mr. Khan’s custody to ascertain his exact role in the scam.