Bangalore: The Lokayukta court on Monday took cognisance of a private complaint filed against former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his two sons alleging denotification of lands at reserved forests in Bhadravati.
Taking cognisance of the complaint filed by Vinod, an advocate, under Section 200 of the CrPC, Lokayukta Court judge N K Sundhindra Rao adjourned the matter to June 30 for recording sworn statements of the accused.
Vinod in his May 21 complaint, had charged Yeddyurappa with abusing his power while in office and denotifying 49 acres of land at Bhadravathi in 2010.
The complainant also alleged that Yeddyurappa had transferred the lands to Dhavalagiri Properties, a company owned by Yeddyurappa sons B Y Raghavendra and B Y Vijendra, within two months of denotification.
He also alleged that over 250 acres of forest land at Reserve Forest in Bhadravathi was denotified between 2010 and 2011 for "pecuniary gain".