BSY exempted from appearance before court

Yeddyurappa, in his application had stated that he was unable to attend the hearing as he had been directed by the party leadership to hold a meeting in connection with the Koppal bypoll. His son, B S Raghavendra was also exempted from appearance on Tuesday.

Yeddyurappa has been accused of illegal denotification of land.

Judge N K Sudhindra Rao directed the complainant’s side to file objections to regular bail application of Yeddyurappa and other accused. While the Lokayukta police also filed objections, a memo was also submitted by the Lokayukta police stating they were not interested in conducting investigations in a private complaint.

The counsel for the complainant filed objections to bail applications in one of the private complaints. It states that bail should be denied on the ground that Yeddyurappa is able to wield enormous influence on the present government and the witnesses are mostly government officials who have served under him.They have further submitted his being at large would be potentially destructive to the fair trial of the case.

The Lokayukta police have sought six more weeks to submit a report in another case involving Yeddyurappa in illegal denotification of lands around Bangalore.

HDK petition adjourned

The High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing the petition by former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, who had sought the quashing of the proceedings initiated against him by the Lokayukta court.

Justice Pinto said that the complainant might have been his junior for a brief period and asked the counsel for the petitioner whether there were any objections if he heard the matter.

The counsel replied in the negative.

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