High court extends stay on summons to Sunil Bose

The High Court of Karnataka on Saturday extended the stay granted on the summons to PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa’s son Sunil Bose by the Special Lokayukta court at Mysuru.

The court had issued summons to Bose to appear before it in a bribery case. Justice Rathnakala extended the stay on the summons.

The case relates to Alphonse, an official attached to the Department of Mines and Geology, who was caught red-handed receiving a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from one Basavaraju. During investigation, the official stated that he took money on behalf of Sunil Bose (minister’s son). However, after three years, while submitting the charge sheet, only Alphonse was charged with the crime, while Bose and his assistant Raju were left off.

Complainant Basavaraju, who worked as manager with one Nandakrishna, who runs a sand transport firm, took objection to it and moved the court. He sought directions to add both Bose and Raju as additional accused. Thereafter, the special court summoned them to appear before the court.

HC relief to BDA official

The High Court of Karnataka on Saturday granted a stay on the Anti Corruption Bureau’s (ACB) proceedings against S N Gowrishankar, the then deputy commissioner (Land Acquisition), Bangalore Development Authority, one of the accused in the denotification of land pertaining to Dr Shivaram Karanth Layout in North Bengaluru.

Gowrishankar is accused of issuing the endorsement to the land owners with regard to the status of the acquisition. The endorsement issued by the Land Acquisition officer stated that the state government had decided to drop certain land from acquisition.

ACB contended that BDA wanted to acquire the land as only preliminary notification was issued and final notification was not issued.

Justice Aravind Kumar has granted the stay on the ACB proceedings as the proceedings initiated against Yeddyurappa stayed. The judge ordered notice to ACB in the matter and adjourned the hearing.


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