Bangalore: Jailed former Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa on Friday moved the Karnataka High Court seeking
anticipatory bail in three of the five cases against him
relating to alleged irregularities in denotifying lands.
Justice H Billappa adjourned to November 3 hearing on the
bail plea of the 68-year-old BJP leader, giving time to
counsel for complainant and advocate Sirajin Basha to file
objections to it.
Basha had filed the complaints in the Special Lokayukta
Yeddyurappa, who is currently lodged in the central prison
at Parappana Agrahara on the city outskirts, has already filed
a plea for regular bail in two cases.
Special Lokayukta Judge N K Sudhindra Rao had on October 15
rejected his bail plea in regard to these two cases and
remanded him to judicial custody -- first to October 22 and
later extending it till November three.
Arguments on his bail plea with regard to these two cases
are on before Justice B V Pinto of High Court.
Basha has already filed a written statement of objections,
saying Yeddyurappa continues to be politically powerful and
wields enormous power and influence.
Meanwhile, the Lokayukta court today adjourned to November
11, hearing on two other complaints against Yedyurappa
relating to alleged denotification of government lands for
In all Basha has filed five complaints, comprising 15
cases, in the Lokayukta court against Yeddyurappa and others
including his family members.
Meanwhile, Justice Pinto adjourned to October 31 further
hearing on Yeddyurappa`s bail plea.
Opposing his bail application, C H Hanumantharaya, senior
counsel for the complainant, submitted that Governor H R
Bhardwaj gave his nod for prosecution of Yeddyurappa after
verifying the facts.
Even the Governor was not able to get all the desired
documents and asked the complainant to obtain through RTI.
If given bail, Yeddyurappa would employ various methods
to delay the progress of the case, Hanumantharaya alleged.