'Dark' Diwali for Yeddyurappa; to be in jail during festival

'Dark' Diwali for Yeddyurappa; to be in jail during festival

'Dark' Diwali for Yeddyurappa; to be in jail during festival

The 68-year-old BJP leader had sought bail in two of the five corruption cases against him following the Special Lokayukta Court remanding him to judicial custody -- first to October 22 and later extending it till November three.

When the case came up before Justice B V Pinto, Yeddyurappa's plea for interim bail was dismissed as "not pressed" by the judge, setting the stage for hearing on regular bail, as favoured by his counsel and that of complainant Sirajin Basha.

But the matter could not be taken up as the submission by the counsel for former Karnataka Minister S N Krishnaiah Setty, who was also remanded to judicial custody by the lower court on October 15, remained inconclusive as the court ended its proceedings for the day.

With court holidays tomorrow and Thursday, and no sitting on Wednesday, further hearing in the cases was adjourned to Friday.

Yeddyurappa is currently lodged in the Central prison at Parappana Agrahara on the city outskirts

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