Land scam: JD-S decides to boycott judicial probe

JD-S in Karnataka Tuesday said it has decided to boycott the judicial probe ordered by the BJP government into land scams as it believed that the exercise was meant to "give a decent burial" to charges faced by Yeddyurappa.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 16:09 PM IST

Bangalore: JD-S in Karnataka Tuesday said it has
decided to boycott the judicial probe ordered by the BJP
government into land scams as it believed that the exercise
was meant to "give a decent burial" to charges faced by Chief
Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

"No purpose will be served by the judicial probe and it
cannot bring out the truth," JD-S legislature party leader HD
Revanna and party senior leader MC Nanaiah, MLC, told
reporters here.

The government had yesterday appointed retired High Court
judge B Padmaraj to head the probe.

Revanna and Nanaiah demanded that government go in for
Lokayukta probe.

JD-S has already filed a complaint on 78 cases of
denotification, including eight involving acts of alleged
nepotism by Yeddyurappa.

The party released another set of documents highlighting
alleged illegal purchase of lands earmarked for roads by a
firm owned by Yeddyurappa`s kin. They had bought the land for
a "meagre" amount of Rs 8 crore, causing Rs 25 crore loss
to Bangalore Development Authority, Revanna charged.

Revanna also alleged that Yeddyurappa denotified five
acres near Banashankari, 16 years after BDA acquired and
formed residential sites.

PTI