Fresh trouble for BS Yeddyurappa

Spelling fresh trouble for former CM BS Yeddyurappa, the Lokayukta Court ordered a probe into a private complaint against him, Housing Minister V Somanna and two others, alleging irregularities in denotification of land.

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2011, 15:03 PM IST

Bangalore: Spelling fresh trouble for former
chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, the Lokayukta Court on Tuesday ordered a probe into a private complaint against him, Housing
Minister V Somanna and two others, alleging irregularities in
denotification of land.

Lokayukta court judge NK Sudhindra Rao asked the
Superintendent of Police, Lokayukta Bangalore Urban, to
conduct a probe under relevant section of CrPC and submit his
report on December 26.

The complainant, Ravi Krishnareddy, a software engineer,
alleged that Yeddyurappa denotified 22 guntas (one gunta is
about 1086 square feet) of land in Nagadevanahalli in the city
in 2009 to an education trust owned by Somanna`s wife Shailaja
in violation of rules.

The land had already been acquired by Bangalore Development
Authority in 1998, he has submitted, adding that a building
constructed by the trust on it is "illegal" as it had not been
accorded permission.

Shailaja and Lingaraju, the erstwhile land owner, are the
two other accused named in the complaint.

Yeddyurappa, who has been facing five complaints, has
secured bail in two that paved the way for his release from
jail on November 8 after a 25 day long stay. He has secured
anticipatory bail in two others and the process in the fifth
is yet to begin.

PTI