Land grab case: BSY, son get exemption

Land grab case: BSY, son get exemption

The High Court on Tuesday exempted former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and his MP son B Y Raghavendra from attending Lokayukta court proceedings in person, in relation to an alleged forest land encroachment case.

However, the High Court refused to pass an interium stay on the case as it the hearing is pending before the Lokayukta court.

Adjourned

The High Court also adjourned the case for two weeks for further hearing. Hearing a writ appeal filed by Yeddyurappa and his son seeking quashing of the complaint in the Lokayukta court, the High Court directed them to file an application with the Lokayukta court in this regard.

Following a private complaint against the former chief minister and his son, pertaining to sale of 69 acres of land in Hunasekatte of Bhadravathi taluk to Dhavalagiri Properties, the Special Lokayukta Court had summoned them to attend  proceedings in person.

The private complaint filed by advocate Vinod alleged that Yeddyurappa and his son were involved in land conversion deals and utilising them for benami transactions.

While Yeddyurappa misused his powers and got the conversion done in a short time, Raghavendra had abused his post as public servants, the complaint said.

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