Yeddyurappa in ICU, moves HC for bail

Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, arrested and jailed late last week in two corruption cases, petitioned the Karnataka High Court, Monday, for bail.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2011, 12:22 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, arrested and jailed late last week in two corruption cases, petitioned the Karnataka High Court, Monday, for bail.

A memo to this effect was filed by senior counsel
Jayakumar S Patil before Justice B V Pinto praying for posting
it for tomorrow.

The Lokayukta special court had rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party leader`s bail plea and sent him to jail till Oct 22. The High Court had on Aug 29 rejected Yeddyurappa’s anticipatory bail plea.

68-year-old Yeddyurappa, who was arrested and sent to jail on Oct 15, complained of "discomfort" in the chest and was rushed to Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, where he is under observation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for 48 hours.

Dr CN Manjunath, heading the five-member team attending
on Yeddyurappa, said that the former CM is also suffering from high blood pressure and some urinary problems, adding that ECG and blood
tests have already been conducted on Yeddyurappa who suffered
a mild stroke two months ago.

An angiogram would also be conducted soon, Dr Manjunath added.

The Special Lokayukta court had on Oct 15 rejected
Yeddyurappa`s bail plea and issued an arrest warrant against
the former chief minister, who has been facing allegations of
denotifying government land in violation of laws when he was
the Chief Minister.

Yeddyurappa then surrendered before the court and was
remanded to judicial custody till October 22.