HC impleads State, CAG in case against BSY

HC impleads State, CAG in case against BSY

 The High Court on Tuesday impleaded the State government and the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and ordered notice in a petition filed by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who has sought for quashing of FIRs filed by the Lokayukta police against him in denotification complaints. 

Yeddyurappa, in his petition, contended that the FIRs have not been filed as per section 12 of the Lokayukta Act which calls for a compliance report to be placed before the Governor. Only after the Governor gives consent, an FIR can be filed. Secondly, the complaints about denotification and FIRs filed by the Lokayukta police is based on the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) report and not on PAC (Public Accounts Committee) report which is normally placed in Legislature to decide on the matter.

In the CAG report, it is said that the land has been denotified but has not said that it is illegal. Moreover, CAG had to file details of denotified land from 1995 but they have filed report from 2007-2011 only. The Lokayukta police had filed FIRs against Yeddyurappa in connection with the denotification of land located on survey numbers 251 in Halagevaderanahalli in Bengaluru South, 5/1 and 6/3 in Bilekahalli and 117 in JB Kaval.

The petitioner has contended that Lokayukta has filed the FIR based only on the complaint registered by a private person Jayakumar S Hiremath.

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