Proceedings against CM's son-in-law stayed

Proceedings against CM's son-in-law stayed

Hearing the petition on Tuesday, Justice K N Keshavanarayana issued notice to advocate Sirajin Basha and ordered interim stay on all proceedings.

Seeking the setting aside of the lower court order, Kumar, in his petition termed the complaint “arbitrary and illegal”. 

According to the petitioner, the lower court had erred in taking cognisance of the offences, for which the Governor has not accorded sanction. The petition states that the court has not recorded reasons for taking cognisance of the offence. It also blamed the complainant for being ‘mischievous’ and filing complaints for which sanction had not been accorded.

The XXIII City Civil and Sessions Court and the designated Special Lokayukta Court judge C B Hipparagi had dismissed the applications of Sohan Kumar on February 26 and took cognisance of offences against Yeddyurappa and others.