Kumaraswamy accused of earning money from mining
An aide of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday alleged Rs 167 crore was transferred to various bank accounts of the family members of JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy during 2006.
Bangalore: An aide of Karnataka Chief Minister
BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday alleged Rs 167 crore was transferred to
various bank accounts of the family members of JDS leader HD
Kumaraswamy during 2006, barely four months after he became
Chief Minister and demanded that he disclose details of the
Political Secretary to the Chief Minister BJ Puttaswamy
claimed that Kumaraswamy earned this money from mining firms
and export of iron ore.
Releasing some documents which he said disproved the claims
by Kumaraswamy that none of his family members were into
mining in the state, Puttaswamy told reporters Kumaraswamy had
threatened certain mining firms and got iron ore, which the BSK Trading Corporation, owned by one of his brothers HD
Balakrishna Gowda, exported.
The BSK Trading Corporation exported about 1.50 lakh
tons of iron ore, Puttaswamy said and wanted to know the
source of supply of iron ore and whether Kumaraswamy family
had any mining lease in the state.
Asserting that he was prepared for a public debate on
corruption charges hurled at him, Kumaraswamy had yesterday
challenged Yeddyurappa to produce documents to support his
Puttaswamy alleged Kumaraswamy had committed acts of
nepotism and favouritism, besides misuse of power when he
ruled the state to help his family members to gain wealth.
He said Vinod Kumar, an advocate who has filed a private
complaint against Kumaraswamy before a Lokayukta court seeking
probe into the source of the Rs 167 crore transaction, would
soon be submitting these documents before the court seeking