BSY case: Orders on Jan 30

BSY case: Orders on Jan 30

The Special Lokayukta Court will pronounce orders on the private complaint filed by advocate Sirajin Basha against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa alleging illegal denotification of land on January 30.

The complaint pertains to two instances of illegal denotification and allotment of ‘G’ category sites to Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra and MLC Bharathi Shetty.

Arguing on behalf of Basha, his counsel Nitin R submitted that the Court could hand over the inquiry to the Lokayukta police under Section 202 of  Criminal Procedure Code.

Nitin submitted that authenticity of the documents submitted by Basha could be established by the inquiry as the case involves high ranking public officials.

“We are under attack from all quarters saying that our complaint is politically motivated. The courts have been questioning us about evidence presented without investigation. An inquiry would establish the veracity of the documents. Our complaint has a limited purpose of initiating proceedings,” Nitin said. Basha’s counsel has already submitted a memo to drop the names of former minister Krishnaiah Setty and Director of E Ramamurthy Minerals and Metals Pvt Limited, Praveen Chandra from the list of the accused.

The complaint gives two instances of denotification, wherein land measuring one acre 36 guntas and 0-23 guntas at Hebbala Amanikere village were denotified.

In addition, 33 guntas of land in survey number 21/3 of Kempapura village and lands adjacent to Hebbala Amanikere was also denotified in favour of Trishul Developers. In return, payments were made to Dhavalagiri Properties, owned by the kith and kin of Yeddyurappa. Managing Director of Trishul Developers Prakash Shetty is also one of the accused. The losses to the exchequer from the denotification was estimated at Rs 101.27 crore.

Yet another instance has been the payments made by Praveen Chandra for the allotment of industrial land near Shimoga and for granting mining lease for iron ore and manganese ore in Hosadurga Taluk, Chitradurga district, in his favour.

The complaint also notes illegal denotification of land on sy No 15/1, 15/2 of Sreerampura village for the benefit of Besto Infrastructure Bangalore Private Limited.

Final report on Jan 31

The Lokayukta police will submit its final report on its investigation into allegations against Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani, on January 31.

Lokayukta DySP H S Manjunath submitted the status report into the Court on Friday and sought a month’s time to submit the final report. He submitted that the investigation was almost over and statement of accused persons had to be recorded. The matter was adjourned to January 31.

 The private complaint filed by businessman Alam Pasha relates to denotification of lands and acquisition of lands through fraudulent means and names Murugesh Nirani as the main accused apart from his brother and seven others.