Chargesheet filed against BS Yeddyurappa, kin in illegal mining case

Spelling more trouble to BS Yeddyurappa, CBI filed a chargesheet against him, 3 of his family members and others in the illegal mining kickback case.

Updated: Oct 16, 2012, 20:32 PM IST

Bangalore: Spelling more trouble to disgruntled BJP leader and former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, CBI on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against him, three of his family members and others in the illegal mining kickback case.

The chargesheet against Yeddyurappa, his sons BY Vijayendra and BY Raghavendra, MP, son-in-law R N Sohan Kumar, former Minister Krishnaiah Setty and others was filed before a special CBI court here.

Besides them, the CEO and Senior Vice-President of Bellary- based JSW Steels Ltd, Shimoga-based Prerana Educational and Social Trust run by Yeddyurappa`s family and five other private firms in Bellary have been chargesheeted for alleged abuse of official position and corruption.

The case against Yeddyurappa and others was filed by the CBI as directed by the Supreme Court on May 11 last.

The accused have been charged under IPC sections including 120-B (conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) as also under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and Karnataka Land (Restriction on) Transfer Act, a CBI release said.

Yeddyurappa resigned as chief minister in July last year after the Lokatyuka report on illegal mining indicted him following which a spate of corruption and land denotification cases have been filed against him.