JD(S) alleges Rs 6 cr paid to Yeddy family for mining lease

The JD(S) made a fresh charge against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, alleging that a firm owned by the BJP leader`s family had received Rs six crore from a mining firm for licence to operate in banned areas.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010, 18:23 PM IST

Bangalore: The JD(S) made a fresh charge against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, alleging that a firm owned by the BJP leader`s family had received Rs six crore
from a mining firm for licence to operate in banned areas.

Former chief minister and JD(S) state unit President HD Kumaraswamy, releasing documents to back his allegation at a press conference here, said the mining firm had transferred the amount to two firms owned by Yeddyurappa`s sons, daughters-in-law and son-in-law.

The mining firm owner had transferred the amount to these two firms during March, 2009, he claimed.

He alleged the money was paid in consideration for granting mining licence in Marikanive area in Chitradruga district over an extent of 132.30 hectares where iron ore
mining had been banned, he said.

The Yeddyurappa government approved the mining license in favour of the company on October 12, he claimed.

JDS has been releasing documents in support of its allegation that the state Government had denotified land and alloted prime urban land to the family members of the chief
minister, following which a judicial probe has been ordered into the charges.

PTI