Notice to State, Lokayukta on MLC plea

Notice to State, Lokayukta on MLC plea

The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday ordered notice to the State government and Lokayukta in connection with a petition seeking to quash proceedings against JD(S) MLC E Krishnappa, in connection with an illegal land denotification case.

Krishnappa had moved the High Court against the Lokayukta police initiating investigation against him.

The complainant, Raghu, had filed a private complaint against Krishnappa, accusing him of getting 29.3 guntas of government land in Bangalore North taluk for ‘pecuniary gain’ in 2009, when JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy was the chief minister. Following this, the Special Lokayukta Court had ordered a probe against him.

Justice Nag Mohandas, who heard the matter, ordered notice to the State government and the Lokayukta.