Graft cases: Yeddyurappa gets anticipatory bail
Bangalore: In a breather for former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, the High Court on Wednesday granted him anticipatory bail in two corruption cases.
Justice H Billappa of the High Court granted bail to the 68-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party leader on condition that he furnish a bond for Rs 200,000, two sureties for the same amount each and not tamper with evidence.
Yeddyurappa is already out of jail on bail in two other corruption cases and has sought anticipatory bail in a fifth case.
The five cases of corruption and illegal land deals were filed by two Bangalore advocates Sirajin Basha and KN Balaraj in January this year.
Yeddyurappa, BJP`s first chief minister in Karnataka, was in Bangalore`s central jail for 21 days from October 19, though he was arrested on October 15 in two cases. He spent only a few hours in jail on October 15 and spent three days in two hospitals complaining of chest pain.
He resigned as chief minister on July 31 after the then Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde recommended his trial for corruption in an illegal mining scandal.
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