HC grants anticipatory bail to BSY

HC grants anticipatory bail to BSY

The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa in a case pertaining to illegal denotification of land in Lottegollahalli in Bangalore North.

Justice V Jagannathan allowed the advance bail application of Yeddyurappa, with a direction to furnish a personal bond for Rs two lakh along with two sureties. The Court also directed Yeddyurappa not to tamper with evidence or threaten witnesses. Yeddyurappa has also been directed to co-operate with the investigation and not leave the State without the permission of the Court.

Jayakumar Hiremath had filed a complaint in the Special Lokayukta Court stating that Home Minister R Ashoka was responsible for purchasing two pieces of land measuring 14 guntas and 9.73 guntas in Lottegollahalli in Bangalore North taluk even though they were vested with the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). Subsequently Ashoka had them denotified by the then chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, against the advice of the Urban Development Department.

Last December, the Lokayukta police filed a ‘B’ report stating that no charges could be proved against either of them and the petitioner had filed his objections in March 2012.

However, the Lokayukta court will pass orders on the ‘B’ report on July 31. Ashoka, the main accused in the case has also filed for anticipatory bail in the High Court.

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