BSY's stay in prison continues

Much to the disappointment of the followers of Yeddyurappa, the High Court adjourned the hearing after Justice B V Pinto felt that he needs more time to understand the matter.

When the matter came up for hearing, Justice B V Pinto said he needed more time to study the private complaint 4, pertaining to denotification of land at  Rachenhalli as it involves stocks and shares. He also stated that more time should be granted to the respondents to present their arguments. “I am still studying the case. I need further clarifications,”  he said.

Sirajin Basha, counsel for the complainant,  too, said this will help him place his arguments better and convince the Bench in a better manner. Yeddyurappa was arrested on October 15 in connection with complaints alleging illegal denotification of land in Bangalore and other parts of the State.

The private complaint (PCR-3),  is related to the denotification of land at Arakere, Geddalahalli and Devarachikkanahalli, whereas PCR-4 pertains to land denotified at Rachenahalli, Uttarahalli, Chitradurga and Hosadurga.

The denotification in the first case (PCR-3), according to the complainants, involves some of his close associates and in the PCR-4 it is alleged that it has been denotified to favour his family members.

Justice Pinto on Thursday had allowed the bail plea by Yeddyurappa in one of the two complaints.

It was believed that Justice Pinto would pronounce orders on PCR-4 on Friday. A huge crowd of the former chief minister’s supporters were found waiting for orders within and outside the court premises for the verdict.

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