Hyderabad: A special court on Friday gave permission to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to access certified copies of the FIR, chargesheet and other documents pertaining to the "illegal" mining case, involving Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), owned by former Karnataka Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy as well as the Emaar scam.

The CBI court allowed ED's petitions, seeking certified copies of the FIR, chargesheet, 161 statements and other documents pertaining to both the cases, to enable the central agency register Enforcement Crime Information Report (ECIR) and conduct investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The CBI, probing the alleged illegal mining case involving the OMC, had filed its chargesheet against Janardhan Reddy and four others in December last year, while it filed a chargesheet in connection with the controversial Emaar Hills Township Project on February 1 against seven persons and five companies.

(Agencies)