Justice Santosh Hegde

  • Karnataka government to act on Justice Hegde's illegal mining report September 7, 2013

    Bangalore: The newly elected Congress government in Karnataka has decided to act upon Justice N Santosh Hegde's report on illegal mining in the state. The previous BJP government had returned it to the Lokayukta seeking clarifications. Justice Hegde had submitted his report in July 2011. The implementation of the Justice...
  • Difficult to believe allegations against PM: Hegde May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Justice Santosh Hegde on Wednesday said it is "extremely difficult" to believe that allegations raised by Team Anna against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could exist but demanded an inquiry if there are documents to suggest that some wrongdoing was done. "It is extremely difficult for me to believe, having...
  • Will quit if Team Anna's charges are proved: PM May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday hit out at Team Anna saying the corruption allegations against him and other ministers were irresponsible and unfortunate. The Prime Minister further said that he would give up his public life if the allegations made by Team Anna were proved. Talking to reporters...
  • Cracks in Team Anna, Hegde slams comment against PM May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Eminent Team Anna member Justice Santosh Hegde on Tuesday distanced himself from the comment against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by team member and senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Justice Hegde said that the comment against the Prime Minister was unwarranted. He further said that he was...
  • Justice Hegde owes me an explanation: BSY November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has finally entered Bellary to campaign for the BJP party candidate in a high voltage by-poll. Sulking Yeddyurappa had boycotted all party programmes after his release from Bangalore central jail in a denotification scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yeddyurappa said he was is...
  • There may be more arrests over illegal mining: Hegde September 5, 2011

    Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde says there may be more arrests, but from Andhra Pradesh as the CBI in Karnataka has not been permitted to investigate illegal mining. ...
  • Government buying time: Santosh Hegde August 25, 2011

    CNN-IBN spoke to social activist Medha Patkar and Justice Santosh Hegde after the House appealed Anna Hazare to end his fast. ...
  • Read: K'taka Lokayukta report on illegal mining July 30, 2011

    Complete text of the report submitted by the Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde strongly indicting Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and recommending his prosecution under the anti-corruption law: ...
  • Cong demands Yeddyurappa's resignation July 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday mounted pressure on Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa demanding his resignation in the wake of the Lokayukta report indicting him and his ministers in the illegal mining scam. "...Immediate resignation of the Chief Minister should be the starting, of every other minister should be the...
  • BSY must quit over bribery charge: Kumaraswamy July 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Janata Dal-Secular leader HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday said that he would resign if charges against him in the final Lokayukta report on illegal mining filed by Justice Santosh Hegde are proved correct. He also asserted the fact that Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who has also been named...
  • Karnataka IT minister booked in forgery case December 3, 2010

    Bangalore: Karnakata Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde on Thursday filed an FIR against state Information Technology Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu for forgery. The FIR also names Katta's wife Saubhagya and son Katta Jagadish as the co-accused. The FIR has been filed under Indian Penal Code sections 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating...
  • Justice Hegde to stay as Karnataka Lokayukta July 3, 2010

    Bangalore: Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has finally agreed to withdraw his resignation. This came after requests from senior BJP leader L K Advani and party president Nitin Gadkari who met him early Saturday and requested personally to reconsider his decision to quit. Justice Hegde said he was moved by Advani's...