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Feb 05, 2012 at 02:39am IST

Yeddyurappa told to appear in court in corruption case

Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, his two sons, son-in-law and a former minister were on Saturday told by a court to appear before it on March 3 over corruption and illegal land deals case.

The five have been accused of colluding to get prime land in Bangalore freed from government control for monetary gains during Yeddyurappa's chief ministership (May 2008-July 2011).

Lokayukta (ombudsman) court judge NK Sudhindra Rao, hearing the case, Saturday issued summons to Yeddyurappa, his two sons BY Raghavendra and BY Vijayendra, son-in-law RN Sohan Kumar, and former minister SN Krishnaiah Setty.

Yeddy told to appear in court in corruption case

In the three other corruption cases Former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa has got anticipatory bail.

Raghavendra is Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha member.

This is one of the five cases of corruption and illegal land deals filed against Yeddyurappa and his kin by a Bangalore-based advocate Sirajin Bhasha.

In two of them, Yedddyurappa was in jail for 21 days in October-November last year and has got bail. In the three other cases he has got anticipatory bail. His kin had secured anticipatory bail in all the five cases.