BSY's nephew arrested for cheating

Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s nephew, Rajesh, was arrested by Hanumanthanagar police in Bengaluru on Monday on charges of cheating.

The arrest was made following a complaint by K G Krishnappa, resident of Banashankari in Bengaluru. In the year 2008, when the Yeddyurappa government came to power, Rajesh had allegedly promised to get 11 acres of land, previously owned by Krishnappa at Mogaralli on KRS Road, denotified. The land had been acquired by Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board from Krishnappa in the year 2007.

Rajesh had received Rs 20 lakh cash, a cheque amounting to Rs 20 lakh, and a Honda City car from Krishnappa in return for the favour. However, he failed to get the land denotified, as per the complaint.

Following this, Krishnappa filed a complaint with Police Commissioner, Bengaluru on September 28, 2011. Shortly after, Rajesh too filed a complaint against Krishnappa with the Banashankari police, stating that the latter had been threatening him. Hanumanthanagar police also seized the Honda City car found at Rajesh’s house. Rajesh is Yeddyurappa’s sister’s son.

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