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3 cases against Yeddyurappa, kin adjourned to Jan 24

PTI Bangalore | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Lokayukta court today adjourned to January 24 next year three cases against former Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa and some of his family members over alleged irregularities in awarding contracts for an irrigation project and denotification of lands.

Besides Yeddyurappa, his son B. Y. Vijendra, son-in-law Sohan Kumar and other accused appeared in court, but his other son Raghavendra, a Lok Sabha member, was absent.

In the Upper Bhadra Irrigation project, the High Court had granted anticipatory bail to Yeddyurappa’s two sons and Sohan Kumar. In the first land denotification case, all were given anticipatory bail and in the third, Yeddyurappa and Raghavendra were granted relief.

Judge N. K. Sudhindra Rao adjourned all cases to January 24 after accepting copies of the High Court orders.

In the irrigation case, JDS spokesperson Y. S. V. Dutta had filed a complaint alleging that Yeddyurappa had received Rs 16 crore in kickbacks to award the second stage to RNS Infrastructure Ltd and Jyothi Ltd though the joint venture firm was the highest bidder.

The court had on November 28 granted anticipatory bail to Yeddyurappa’s two sons and son-in-law.

On May 26, the Lokayukta Court had rejected the Lokayukta police report and directed it to probe charges against Yeddyurappa, Dhavalagiri Properties, a firm in which his two sons and son-in-law are proprietors), Sahyadri Healthcare and Murdeshwar Enterprises and submit its report.

On September 21, it ordered issuance of notice to Dutta and the Lokayuta police on a criminal petition by Yeddyurappa and Dhavalagiri Properties, seeking quashing of the September 4 order on summoning Yeddyurappa and others.

Published on December 15, 2012

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