State govt to challenge HC verdict on BSY

State govt to challenge HC verdict on BSY

State govt to challenge HC verdict on BSY

 The state government has decided to file a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court challenging the Karnataka High Court order quashing a bunch of cases against BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa pertaining to denotification of land.

In all, the state government will be challenging the quashing of 15 cases against Yeddyurappa. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the government had decided to file the appeal following a recommendation by the Lokayukta.

Jayachandra said Delhi-based advocate Joseph Aristotle will represent the state government in the SC. The minister said official orders were issued by the home department on February 24.

In January, the HC had quashed 15 FIRs against Yeddyurappa for denotification of land in violation of rules. The cases were filed based on a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

A single-judge bench passed the order stating that FIRs cannot be filed based on CAG report.

A private complaint was filed before the Lokayukta police by Jayakumar Hiremath following which 15 FIRs were registered against Yeddyurappa based on the CAG report.


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