Hearing of plea against Yeddyurappa to resume Feb 14

Friday, February 4, 2011

BANGALORE - A Bangalore court Friday decided to resume Feb 14 hearing of five complaints against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, his two sons, son-in-law and others over their alleged corruption and illegal land deals.

Yedduyurappas son-in-law R.N. Sohan Kumar has opposed the court taking cognizance of the complaints against him and others since the charges against them were being probed by the state Lokayukta (ombudmsan).

He also wants that former chief minister and Janata Dal-Secular state president H.D. Kumaraswamy be made party in the complaints filed by two Bangalore advocates Sirajin Basha and K.N. Balaraj.

Sohan Kumars plea is opposed by counsel for Basha and Balaraj, who filed the five complaints after governor H.R. Bhardwaj granted them sanction to prosecute Yeddyurappa, his kin and a few others over corruption and illegal land deal charges.

The contention of counsel of Basha and Balaraj is that the court can hear the plea against the complaints only after it takes cognizance of them.

After hearing arguments for and against allowing Sohan Kumars plea, additional civil and sessions judge C.B. Hipparagi said that hearing on the issue would resume Feb 14.

Yeddyurappa has been accused of allotting prime land in and around Bangalore to his kin and also denotifying large tracts of land to benefit people who invested in his sons’ business ventures.

Yeddyurappa and his sons have not moved the court against the complaints and the legal battle is being fought by his son-in-law.

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