Probe BSY's assets, Lokayukta court tells police

The Special Lokayukta Court on Friday directed the Lokayukta police to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the case pertaining to possession of disproportionate assets against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.

On July 24, the Court had directed Lokayukta DySP Abdul Ahad to conduct an inquiry and obtain the certified copies from the office of the deputy commissioner and the sub registrar to  Bhadravathi to ascertain the documents submitted to the Court by the complainant. On submission of the copies, the Court ordered him to conduct a comprehensive inquiry under Section 202 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and submit a report by August 31.

The Court had taken cognisance of a complaint filed by Shimoga-based advocate Vinod which alleges that land measuring 69 acres was obtained in the name of Yeddyurappa’s relatives and associates.

Ahad, who submitted certified copies of all the documents, told the Court that in addition to the 69 acres, there was ambiguity pertaining to 7 acres of land and a clear picture would emerge only after the tahsildar and the Conservator of Forests of Bhadra Tiger Reserve gave a report.

The Court also directed the police to conduct an inquiry  on the 250 acres of land in Echavadi village alleged to be used for benaami transactions by Yeddyurappa.
The complaint states that Yeddyurappa and his son were indulging in land conversion deals and utilising them for benaami transactions.

It is also alleged that Yeddyurappa misused his powers and got the conversion done in a short time and he and his son had abused their position as public servants.

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