Lokayukta cops see no BSY hand in Bhadra scam

To file a ‘B’ report before special court seeking to dispose plaint

Lokayukta police say they did not find any evidence of the involvement of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, in the scam relating to the Upper Bhadra Canal Project-Phase 2.

Hence, a ‘B’ report would be filed before the Lokayukta Special Court on Monday, requesting for the disposal of the private complaint filed by JD (S) leader YSV Datta on July 27, 2010, Lokayukta police said.

Following Datta’s complaint under the Prevent of Corruption Act, 1988, the Lokayukta Special Court had directed the Lokayukta police to probe the charges against Yeddyurappa, and submit a final report by January 30, 2012.

With their assertion that the charges against the former CM are untrue, the Lokayukta police have geared up to submit the final report which is supplemented by more than 20,000 pages of documents.

Lokayukta police have issued a notice to Datta as per the Police Manual Form-159, informing him of their decision to submit the final report.

A Lokayukta police official met Datta at his home village in Kadur taluk of Chikmagalur district on Sunday.

Datta confirmed to Deccan Herald that a Lokayukta police officer had called on him at his native place. He described as “disappointing” the Lokayukta police decision to file a ‘B’ report, and said that he would contest it before the Lokayukta Special Court.

According to Datta, he would not appear before the court on Monday. He would prepare his objections and depose before the court later.

In the private complaint, Datta had accused Yeddyurappa of accepting Rs 13 crore  as kickback from R N Shetty to award his company the contract of the Rs 550-crore Upper Bhadra Canal Project Phase-2, in 2009.

According to him, only two companies — RNS-Jyothi joint venture and Kirloskar Brothers-Shankar joint venture — took part in the final tender process.

Although Kirloskar Brothers’ bid was the lowest (Rs 1,025 crore), the contract was awarded to RNS-Jyothi whose bid was worth Rs 1,033 crore.

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