Yeddyurappa, family members booked by Lokayukta
Karnataka Lokayukta Police registered an FIR against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and his family members in connection with the anti-corruption watchdog`s report into illegal mining.
Bangalore: Karnataka Lokayukta Police on Monday registered an FIR against former chief minister B S
Yeddyurappa and his family members in connection with the
anti-corruption watchdog`s report into illegal mining.
Besides Yeddyurappa, his sons B Y Raghavendra, MP and B Y
Vijendra and son-in-law R N Sohan Kumar and others have been
named in the FIR under various sections of the Prevention of
Corruption Act, Lokayukta sources said.
The case relates to alleged donation of Rs 10 crore paid
by South West Mining Company to a trust run by Yeddyurappa`s
family and also a transaction of Rs 20 crore in the sale of
land to a mining firm by them.
Then Lokayukta Santosh Hegde in his July 27 report on
illegal mining had indicted Yeddyurappa, which led to his exit
as chief minister, over these transactions.
Governor H R Bhardwaj, who accepted the chapter 22 of the
report relating to the two transactions had forwarded it to
the Lokayukta for initiating criminal proceedings against
Yeddyurappa and others.
On August 20, Lokayukta Shivaraj Patil had directed the
Lokayukta police to proceed in the matter according to law.