Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and housing minister V Somanna were on Wednesday granted bail by a Lokayukta court in a case relating to alleged irregularities in denotification of land.
Yeddyurappa and Somanna appeared personally before special Lokayukta court judge N K Sudhindra Rao, who granted bail to them, Somanna's wife Shailaja and one Lingaraju and posted the case to June 30 for further hearing.
On March 21, Lokayukta police probing the case had filed a 'B' report absolving Somanna of charges of "misusing his position" in the case, stating he was neither an MLA nor a minister during the period when the said land was denotified and therefore there was no case to proceed against him.
The others accused in the case, including Yeddyurappa, were also absolved of the charges. The' B' report was challenged by complainant Ravi Krishna Reddy on March 29....more
08:15 PM, Jun 20, 2012
Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa was on Saturday put behind bars in a land denotification scam. He evaded arrest by the police and instead surrendered before Lokayukta court, following which, Yeddyurappa was remanded to judicial custody till October 22. The land scam was once dismissed by Yeddyurappa as a frivolous charge against him. The BJP leader, who is known for his grit and survival skills, is now...
09:50 PM, Oct 15, 2011