Probe against CM can begin straightaway: Lokayukta Police
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 01:02
  
Bangalore: Lokayukta Police on Monday said it could commence its probe straightaway into a private complaint against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his family members for their alleged involvement in land and illegal mining scams.

"According to our chief of legal cell whose views had been sought for filing an FIR in this case, there is no need to file an FIR at all. Investigation in this case can commence straightaway", Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Rupak Kumar Dutta said.

On March 25, the Lokyukta police were served orders by the Special Court directing it to complete the enquiry into one of the five complaints lodged before it by two city-based advocates against Yeddyurappa and his family members and submit its report on the issue by May 4.

In reply to the court's order, Lokayukta police had said that they would seek legal opinion before deciding the future course of action.

Legal experts had said Lokayukta Police was likely to register a "technical FIR" for their records before the probe.

Advocates Sirajin Basha and KN Balaraj have filed five complaints against Yeddyurappa and his family members in connection with the allegations after receiving Governor H R Bharwaj's sanction for prosecution of the Chief Minister.

The first complaint levelled three charges - denotification of agricultural land in a layout, its sale to Yeddyurappa's son BY Vijayendra and his son-in-law Sohan and subsequent sale to a private mining firm.

The second complaint related to "illegal sale" of another piece of land in the same layout to a private developer of which Yeddyurappa's two sons and son-in-law are directors and third to "illegal amalgamation" of road land and 10 sites in the layout.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 01:02


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