SC moved against clean chit to Yeddyurappa
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 21:07
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 Yeddyurappa.

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.


First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 21:07

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