New Delhi: The Karnataka High Court`s verdict,
quashing the FIR registered by the state Lokayukta against
former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, was on Wednesday challenged
before the Supreme Court.
The appeal against the High Court`s order was filed by
original complainant Srijan Basha, who had earlier approached
the state Lokayukta for registration of the case against
In his Special Leave Petition (SLP), filed through counsel
Prashant Kumar, Basha submitted that he was not made a party
to the Yeddyurapa`s plea to the High Court against the Lokayukta decision and the High Court passed its judgement on
March 7 without hearing him.
Basha argued that quashing the state Governor`s sanction
to prosecute Yeddyurapa was "bad in law and impermissible in
law and against a catena of judgment and position of law
settled by the Apex Court."
In a major legal triumph for the BJP state strongman B S
Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka High Court had earlier declared as
"bad in law" a chapter in the Lokayukta report that indicted
him on illegal mining, causing his exit as chief minister and
quashed the FIR against him based on it.