HC grants advance bail to BSY, sons

The complaints relate to denotification of land in Rachenahalli and allotment of ‘G’ category sites to MLC Bharati Shetty and Yeddyurappa’s son, B Y Raghavendra.

Justice Billappa directed Yeddyurappa and his sons to furnish a bond for Rs two lakh each along with two sureties. The former chief minister was told not to contact witnesses and tamper with evidences. He was directed to attend the proceedings in the lower court except under extraordinary circumstances and not to commit any offence. All the accused were directed not to leave the country without prior permission from the lower court.

The Court refused to buy the argument of the complainant Sirajin Basha that the accused had not exhausted the remedy available before the Special Court.

It observed that a person can approach the High Court even before approaching the lower court seeking anticipatory bail. On the contention of Basha that the petitioner might tamper with the evidence, the Court upheld the submission of the petitioners that the allegations were based on the documents already in possession of the complainants.

The Court also directed the registry to place the matter pertaining to another private complaint (PCR-6) before the Chief Justice, so that it could be referred to an appropriate Bench.

Adjourned
The Special Lokayukta Court has adjourned the hearing of the first private complaint filed by Sirajin Basha against Yeddyurappa to November 30.

Sirajin’s counsel sought more time as they had not been able to obtain certified copies of the report submitted by the Lokayukta police to the Court.  The 2,000-page report was submitted to the Court on October 4.

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