Fight for bail from jail gets tougher

Fight for bail from jail gets tougher

HC reserves plea on BSYs bail

Fight for bail from jail gets tougher

The former chief minister applied for bail on Monday before the court on the grounds of poor health following high blood sugar, high blood pressure, shivering, fever and severe backache.

Yeddyurappa, who has been in jail for the land de-notification scam, was admitted to Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology for further treatments as he developed complications at the Parappana Agrahara jail hospital.

However, he will be discharged from hospital on Tuesday afternoon as angiogram test reveals no heart conditions, according to Hospital’s Medical Director Dr C N Manjunath.
Though he will be directed to continue his jail term, BJP sources revealed that the former chief minister may try getting into one of the government hospitals on Tuesday.

Yeddyurappa moved the High Court for bail, as his petition to the Lokayukta Special Court was rejected and he was sent to prison.

In his bail plea before Justice B V Pinto, Yeddyurappa pleaded innocence and claimed that the case against him was politically motivated. Appearing for the former chief minister, senior advocate Ravi B Nayak said Yeddyurappa could be granted bail since the charges against him were not grave.

Nayak argued that the good work done during his tenure could be considered for granting bail.

Kumaraswamy’s petition

Another former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and his wife Anita submitted their appeals to the High Court to stay hearings in the cases against them. The petition will be heard on Wednesday.

Cases against the couple relate to awarding mining lease to the Jantakal Mining Firm and irregularities in the allotment of sites to Vishwabharathi Housing Cooperative Society.
Justice V Jagannathan is hearing the case.

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