More trouble for Yeddyurappa

More trouble for Yeddyurappa

The Special Lokayukta Court ordered issue of summons to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and others in a private complaint alleging illegal denotification of land and illegal allotment of site, filed by advocate Sirajin Basha.

Judge N K Sudhindra Rao issued summons to B S Yeddyurappa, Dhavalagiri Properties represented by his sons B Y Vijayendra, B Y Raghavendra and R N Sohan Kumar, his son-in-law.

Summons have also been issued to Adarsh Developers represented by B M Jayashankar and to his son Karunesh.

The Court took cognisance under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Indian Penal Code and Karnataka Land (Restriction of Transfer) Act. All the accused are expected to appear in Court on May 24. The private complaint is the last of the five complaints filed by Sirajin Basha against Yeddyurappa. The three instances in this complaint related to illegal denotification of land, receiving pecuniary benefits in return for favours and illegal denotification of land.

The first instance relates to allotment of a site under ‘G’ category in HSR Layout to R P Shankar, the maternal uncle of R N Sohan Kumar.

The site was subsequently transferred to Sohan Kumar’s name in contravention of Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) rules.

The second instance relates to payment of amount to an extent of Rs eight crore by Adarsh Developers by way of cheque, property sale transfers and dubious lease agreement and advance to Bhagath Homes Private Limited owned by Yeddyurappa’s kin and also includes Rs 3.15 crore given to Shobha Karandlaje.

In return, Yeddyurappa is supposed to have shown favours like allotment of 28 acres of land in Devanahalli, 25 acres in Machenahalli village in Shimoga to Adarsh Developers and also approval for residential development plan in an area of 42 acres, 4 guntas of Bhoganahalli village of Varthur Hobli in Bangalore East Taluk and in three more villages in and around Bangalore.

The third instance deals with illegal denotification of land measuring 5 acres 13 guntas at Nagarbhavi against the orders of the Supreme Court and High Court. The land had been acquired by the BDA for forming Nagarbhavi 1st stage layout.

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