Bangalore: Spelling more trouble for former
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, the Lokayukta police
has registered an FIR against him under the Prevention of
Corruption Act on charges of financial irregularities in the
Upper Bhadra irrigation project related works.
In line with the Aug 8 order of the Lokayukta court
directing investigation into the charges against Yeddyurappa
in a private complaint, an FIR has been registered under
section 158 (3) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Incharge
Lokayukta Superintendent of Police, Rangaswamy Naik said.
The complaint filed by JDS spokesperson Y S V Dutta,
alleged that the project was awarded to the highest bidder, a
private firm RNS Jyothi at Rs 1,033 crore, contrary to the
norm, as in the case of a government project it is the lowest
bidder who gets the contract.
And in turn for this favour, RNS Jyothi transferred an
amount of Rs 13 crore to firms by name Dhavalagiri Developers
and Sahyadri Healthcare, owned by Yeddyurappa`s sons and
son-in-law, he alleged.
Dutta, citing another instance in the complaint, has
questioned donation of Rs 10 crore by a private mining firm to
Prerana Educational Society, run by Yeddyurappa`s family in
The Lokayukta special court had on Monday directed the
Lokayukta Superintendent of Police to conduct a probe into
receipt of Rs 10 crore donation by the trust.
In another case relating to alleged irregularities in
denotification of lands acquired by the Bangalore Development
Authority, Yeddyurappa is facing a summons along wih 14 others
to appear before the Lokayukta Special Court on August 27.