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Basha files caveat in HC on petition filed by CM

Last Updated: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 13:12

Bangalore: An advocate on Friday filed a caveat in Karnataka High Court against the writ plea by Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa challenging Governor HR Bhardwaj`s sanction to prosecute him in alleged land scams on a private complaint.

The complaint had been filed by Bangalore-based Sirajin Basha and his associate.

Basha filed the caveat requesting that they be heard before the court passes any order on the petition.
In his writ petition filed yesterday, Yeddyurappa had alleged that the Governor`s sanction revealed "bias, non-application of mind and Constitutional impropriety".

On January 21, the Governor granted sanction to prosecute Yeddyurappa and others on a private complaint filed by Basha and KN Balraj over alleged involvement of Yeddyurappa and his family in land scams.

Following the sanction, the two lawyers had filed complaints against Yeddyurappa and some of his family members, including son-in-law Sohan Kumar, in a trial court.

However, the High court had on March 29 and April 1 stayed the proceedings in the trial court, on a petition filed by Kumar.


First Published: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 13:12

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