CBI quizzes BSY in illegal mining case

Last Updated: Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 23:24

Bangalore: The CBI on Saturday questioned former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in connection with alleged irregularities in land denotification and illegal mining case.
CBI sources said the former Chief Minister was grilled at the agency office here in connection with the case involving alleged transaction of Rs 40 crore between Yeddyurappa`s family members and the JSW affiliates.

The CBI had alleged that the transactions were intended as kickback for favours related to iron ore mining granted by Yeddyurappa to the firm when he was the chief minister.

The Supreme Court had in May ordered CBI to carry out a probe against the BJP leader after a report prepared by the Central Empowerment Committee (CEC) in pursuance of the apex court`s February 10 order said there was a scope for expanding the CBI probe against him in the alleged illegal mining case.

The CEC had recommended a CBI probe considering the "massive illegalities and illegal mining" found in Karnataka and allegations against the Jindal Group as being "recipient of large quantities of illegally mined material and undue favour being shown to them."

The agency has registered a case against Yeddyurappa and others in alleged undue favours shown by him to firms involved in illegal mining in return for donations to a charitable trust run by his kin when he was the chief minister.


First Published: Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 23:24

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