HC to hear Yeddy plea on indictment on Aug 17

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday adjourned to August 17, the hearing of the writ petition filed by BS Yeddyurappa praying for quashing of Chapter 22 of the Lokayukta report that indicted him in connection with illegal mining.

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2011, 15:29 PM IST

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday adjourned to August 17, the hearing of the writ petition filed
by former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa praying for quashing
of Chapter 22 of the Lokayukta report that indicted him in
connection with illegal mining.

The division bench comprising Justice K L Manjunath and
Justice H S Kempanna adjourned the petition, granting time to
the petitioner to produce relevant documents of the U V Singh
report on illegal mining.

Earlier, counsel for Yeddyurappa, Sandeep Patil sought time
till August 17, submitting that he did not have copies of the
relevant annexures of the said report and also did not have
the copy of the Governor`s acceptance of the report.

The High Court had on Monday directed Yeddyurappa to
produce a copy of the Lokayukta report on illegal mining on
his petition seeking quashing of the report that had indicted
him.

The BJP leader has prayed for quashing of Chapter 22 of the
report, which holds him guilty of financial transactions
between a private mining firm, South West Mining Company and
Prerana Educational Society, a Trust owned and managed by his
family members in Shimoga district.

In his petition, he had said the references made against
him in the Lokayukta report was beyond the terms of reference
set for the anti-corruption watchdog to investigate illegal
mining from 2000 to July 19, 2010.

The Lokayukta report on illegal mining triggered a
political storm in the state, leading to Yeddyurappa`s
resignation as Chief Minister.

PTI