Complaint against CM & family posted to March 24 for orders

Complaint against CM & family posted to March 24 for orders

The 23rd Additional City Civil and Sessions judge C B Hipparagi posted the complaint with three charges by advocates Sirajin Basha and K N Balaraj after their counsel completed his arguments.

The counsel, Hanumantharaya, submitted that the case "overwhelmingly warrants summoning of the accused".

Five complaints have been filed by the two advocates after Governor H R Bhardwaj gave sanction for prosecution of the Chief Minister.

On the first charge, the counsel said one acre 12 guntas (a gunta is 1/40th of an acre) in Rachenahalli village in Bangalore East taluk in the Arkavathy Layout meant for public was denotified by Yeddyurappa in 2006 who then held the portfolio of Urban Development and Bangalore Development Authority in violation of rules and regulations.

The land was subsequently got converted from agriculture to non-agriculture and sold to Yeddyurappa's son B Y Vijayendra and his son-in-law Sohan Kumar for Rs 40 lakh.
Both, in turn, sold the land to South West Mining Limited for Rs 20 crore, "making an unlawful gain of Rs 19.6 crore, and in all this Krishnaiah Shetty, former Minister and now an MLA acted as a go-between, Hanumantharaya claimed.

The second charge was "illegal sale" of 1 acre 6 guntas of survey no. 56 in Arkavathy Layout by Shetty to Dhavalagiri Developers of which Vijayendra and Yeddyurappa's another son B Y Ragahavendra were directors, for Rs 60 lakh against the market value of Rs 8 crore", he said.

The third charge was amalgamation of 18 metres of road areas and sites nos 1 to 10 in Arkavathy Layout by the Chief Minister on the application of a woman Akkamma and others, "though they did not own any of these sites", he said.

"In fact, Akkamma and others were set up by the accused with an ulterior motive to appropriate property for themselves for unlawful gain by causing loss to state exchequer",he said.

Hanumantharaya contended that by indulging in these "illegal" transanctions, the accused have committed offences under various IPC sections including forgery, cheating and impersonation and also under certain sections of Prevention of Corruption Act including abuse of power