Lokayukta court issues summons to Yeddyurappa

The Lokayukta issued summons to former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa and 5 others, including his two sons in corruption case.

Bangalore: The Lokayukta court on Saturday issued summons to former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and five others, including his two sons, in connection with a private complaint filed by a city-based advocate.

After taking cognisance of the complaint by Sirajin Basha, Judge NK Sudhindra Rao adjourned the case to May 24, when they must personally appear in the court.

Besides the BJP leader, the other accused are his sons BY Raghavendra and BY Vijayendra and son-in-law RN Sohan Kumar, promoters of Adarsh Developers BM Jayashankar and BM Karunesh.

Charges being faced relate to various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, IPC and Karnataka Land (Restriction of Transfer) Act.

The complaint pertains to illegal allotment of site in HSR Layout, with estimated loss to the state exchequer being Rs 1.92 crore, illegal gratification by Yeddyurappa obtained from Jayashankar and criminal breach of trust committed by the former chief minister through illegal denotification of land in Nagarbhavi village.