Bangalore: Spelling further trouble for embattled former chief minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa, the Lokayukta police on Tuesday raided the residence of his son-in-law over complaints of bribery.
Yeddyurappa’s son-in-law, Sohan Kumar runs two companies which allegedly received kickbacks in awarding of contract in the Upper Bhadra Irrigation Project to a particular company.
As per the private complaint filed by JD(S) leader YS V Datta, kickbacks to the tune of Rs 13 crore were received by two firms owned by Yeddyurappa’s kin from the company which won the civil contract for the second stage of Upper Bhadra project during his tenure as CM.
It has been alleged that the company was awarded the contract despite it being the highest bidder for the work, as against the norms which mandate that the lowest bidder should be given the contract.
Based on the complaint, the Lokayukta Police had filed an FIR against Yeddyurappa under the Prevention of Corruption Act on charges of alleged favouritism.
On September 15, the Karnataka High Court had granted anticipatory bail with conditions to Yedyyurappa.