A dark Diwali for Yeddyurappa in jail

Former CM BS Yeddyurappa is set to "celebrate" Diwali in jail as hearing on his bail plea was today adjourned to October 28 by the Karnataka HC.

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 18:29 PM IST

Bangalore: Former Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa is set to "celebrate" Diwali in jail as hearing on
his bail plea was today adjourned to October 28 by the
Karnataka High Court.

The 68-year-old BJP leader had sought bail in two of the
five corruption cases against him following the Special
Lokayukta Court remanding him to judicial custody -- first to
October 22 and later extending it till November three.

When the case came up before Justice B V Pinto,
Yeddyurappa`s plea for interim bail was dismissed as "not
pressed" by the judge, setting the stage for hearing on
regular bail, as favoured by his counsel and that of
complainant Sirajin Basha.

But the matter could not be taken up as the submission by
the counsel for former Karnataka Minister S N Krishnaiah
Setty, who was also remanded to judicial custody by the lower
court on October 15, remained inconclusive as the court ended
its proceedings for the day.
With court holidays tomorrow and Thursday, and no sitting
on Wednesday, further hearing in the cases was adjourned to
Friday.
Yeddyurappa is currently lodged in the Central prison at
Parappana Agrahara on the city outskirts.

PTI