New Delhi, Jun 7: The Supreme Court on Friday, in its interim direction, allowed a petition filed by former Karnataka Minister and mining baron, Gali Janardhana Reddy, to visit Ballari for a period of two weeks from June 8 to attend to his ailing father-in-law.
A vacation bench, headed by Justice Indira Banerjee and also comprising Justice Ajay Rastogi, ruled, "We direct that the petitioner may be allowed to visit Ballari keeping in view his father-in-law's health condition. The other terms and conditions will remain unaltered."
It pulled up the Central Bureau of Investigation and questioned the way and lapse of six years as the trial had yet not commenced in the Rs 35,000 crore scam case.
Mr Reddy, currently on bail, had earlier been ordered not to visit Ballari without the prior permission of the apex court.
Appearing for Mr Reddy, counsel S Ganesh, submitted that his client may be given permission keeping in view the fact that his father-in-law had a stroke and he needs to visit him.
Pleading for mercy, Mr Ganesh told the bench,"Please consider my case and my client should visit his father-in-law, as his condition is not good. He is in the ICU.'