Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Thursday granted anticipatory bail to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in a graft case related to the multi-crore mining scam that is being probed by the CBI on the Supreme Court’s directive.
Justice B. Subash B. Adi, who pronounced the order in a jam-packed court after hearing arguments of both the parties, also granted anticipatory bail to Yeddyurappa’s two sons B.S. Raghavendra and B.S. Vijayendra and son-in-law Sohan Kumar, who have also been accused in the graft case.
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Thursday granted anticipatory bail to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in a graft case related to a tender he approved in the Upper Bhadra irrigation project during his tenure.
Justice L. Narayanaswamy ordered that the bail be granted to Yeddyurappa on furnishing a bond of Rs.1 lakh. He also directed the former chief minister not to leave the country and cooperate with investigating agencies.
Yeddyurappa sought anticipatory bail after the Lokayukta begun investigation into a complaint filed by Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) lawmaker Y.S.V. Datta.
It alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and his family members received Rs.13 crore from a private firm which was awarded the contract work despite being the higher bidder for the tender.
Yeddyurappa feared arrest as a division bench of the Karnataka High Court, comprising Justice K.L. Manjunath and Justice H.S. Kempanna, Aug 26 rejected his plea to quash the first information report (FIR) filed by the Lokayukta police Aug 10 to begin the probe in the case.