Hearing in mining case against Krishna adjourned

Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 21:58

Bangalore: The Lokayukta Court here Thursday
adjourned to March 26 further hearing on the private complaint against External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and two other former Karnataka chief ministers accusing them of involvement in illegal mining.

Lokayukta Judge N K Sudhindra Rao adjourned the complaint
filed by social activist T J Abraham after he sought time in
view of the Supreme Court stay on the investigation into
allegations against Krishna and yesterday`s high court order
dismissing the criminal petitions by three officers, indicted
in the Lokayukta report on illegal mining, seeking quashing of
the complaint.

Abraham also brought to the notice of the court that of
the 11 officers named in the complaint, seven had moved court
seeking quashing of the complaint. Of this, three had been
dismissed while arguments in the remaining four petitions are
still pending before the court.
Earlier, Superintendent of Police Lokayukta, Jagadish
Prasad submitted the status report of the probe conducted so
far into the complaint.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 21:58

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