Karnataka govt to challenge quashing of FIRs against BS Yeddyurappa in SC

The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to move Supreme Court challenging state High Court's previous verdict quashing 15 FIRs filed against BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa.

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016, 16:57 PM IST
Karnataka govt to challenge quashing of FIRs against BS Yeddyurappa in SC

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to move Supreme Court challenging state High Court's previous verdict quashing 15 FIRs filed against BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa.

A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of the Karnataka government today.

The Karnataka High Court in January this year had quashed 15 FIRs registered against the Lingayat leader in connection with de-notification of government land.

The cases were filed based on Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report.
 
The CAG in its report had said that denotifying land had caused huge loss to the state government's exchequer by Yeddyurappa govt.

However, BSY later moved the High Court on the ground that FIRs filed by Lokayukta was based on the CAG report, and not based on PAC (Public Accounts Committee) report, which is normally placed before the floor of the House to decide on the matter.