KHB land scam: GTD's son, brother get bail

The Third Additional District and Sessions Court on Thursday, granted anticipatory bail to 28 persons, including MLA G T Devegowda's son G D Harishgowda, brother G T Yaduvar and Executive Engineer M Sannamallappa, in connection with Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) land acquisition scam. However, the bail applications of 12 others are pending before the court.

A case was filed regarding the acquisition of 81 acres of land in villages under Yelwal hobli of Mysuru taluk. Following a complaint, the Lokayukta conducted a probe. Based on the report filed by the Lokayukta, the ACB filed an FIR on December 18, 2017.

The ACB registered FIR against 46 people, including G D Harishgowda and G T Yaduvar, who were absconding. Devegowda was the chairman of the KHB in the year 2008-09.

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