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Jun 17, 2012 at 09:12am IST

Illegal mining case: CBI questions Yeddyurappa's sons, son-in-law

Bangalore: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday questioned former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's two sons and son-in-law in connection with its probe into illegal mining.

"Yeddyurappa's sons BY Raghavendra, a sitting MP, BY Vijendra and son-in-law RN Sohan Kumar were questioned by the CBI for well over three hours", CBI sources said.

The three arrived separately at different time slots allotted to them by the CBI and were questioned separately. They, however, left together after the questioning was over, sources said.

Illegal mining: BSY's sons, son-in-law quizzed

The trio were asked questions in connection with the Rs 20 crore donation allegedly received from a mining firm.

The trio were asked more than 30 questions in connection with the Rs 20 crore donation, the Prerana Trust, run by Yeddyurappa's family, allegedly received from a mining firm.

On June 13, the CBI court dismissed the anticipatory bail petitions filed by Yeddyurappa, his sons and son-in-law in connection with the same case. Their application for anticipatory bail is being heard by the state High Court.

Last month, the CBI registered the FIR against Yeddyurappa and others and raided their residential and other premises as part of the probe ordered by the Supreme Court on recommendations of the Central Empowered Committee set up by it to look into illegal mining.

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