Orders on Katta bail plea posted to December 12

Orders on Katta bail plea posted to December 12

Lokayukta police file objections

Lokayukta Special Public Prosecutor I S Pramod Chandra, while filing objections to the bail applications on Wednesday, submitted that they had no objections to grant of bail to Katta Subramanya for treatment for his cancer.

The bail applications of Katta Jagadish and S V Srinivas have been objected to contending that all the grounds claimed in the present applications had already been considered earlier by the lower court and the High Court. He submitted that both the courts had found prima facie evidence while rejecting the bail.

Jagadish has sought bail on the ground that he needs to look after his ailing father and that his mother too is suffering from diabetes and he needs to look after them as he is the only son.

He has also stated that the trial will be delayed since it cannot begin till his father returns from London. Jagadish and Srinivas have cited bail granted to the accused in 2G spectrum scam to bolster their case.

Katta is the main accused in the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) land scam case. The Lokayukta police on July 8 had submitted a charge sheet to the Special Lokayukta Court against Katta Subramanya Naidu and his son for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 87 crore to allot 325 acres in Bandikodigehalli to Itasca Software Development Company.

Plaint against MLA

The orders on the private complaint filed against Yelahanka legislator, S R Vishwanath, will be passed on December 9.

Shashidhar, the complainant, had accused the MLA of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Shashidhar had sent his complaint to the Lokayukta court by post on November 25, following which the Court directed him to appear in person on Wednesday. Judge N K Sudhindra asked him whether he had any political motive in filing the complaint, since there had been a trend recently of filing private complaints and settling scores.

He advised the complainant not to use the Court as a battlefield for political wars. The complainant responded by saying that he had no political motive and he had been involved in social activism for a long time and had filed several public interest litigations in the High Court. According to the complaint, Vishwanath had earned about Rs 17 lakh during his tenure as an employee of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from 1985-2008 whereas he had assets worth over Rs 70 crore.

Vishwanath who was also a member of the Hesarghatta Zilla Panchayat between 2000 and 2005, is also accused of collecting salaries from his job as an HAL employee and as ZP member.

Further, the complaint also alleges that he registered four acres and three guntas of notified land at Srinivasanahalli in Hessarghatta in the name of his sister-in-law, got a general power of attorney and later purchased the land in his name.

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