Karnataka Lokayukta report reaches Home Ministry

Strongly indicting Yeddyurappa over payment of about Rs 30 crore kickbacks by a mining firm to a trust run by his family, Lokayukta Santosh Hegde recommended his prosecution under the anti-corruption law.

New Delhi: The report of the Karnataka
Lokayukta, which strongly indicted Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa and recommended his prosecution under the anti-
corruption law, has been received by the Union Home Ministry.

A copy of the report was sent by Governor H R Bhardwaj
and received by the Home Ministry this evening, official
sources said.

Strongly indicting Yeddyurappa over payment of about Rs
30 crore kickbacks by a mining firm to a trust run by his
family, Lokayukta Santosh Hegde recommended his prosecution
under the anti-corruption law.

The Lokayukta also indicted mining barons and ministers
Reddy brothers, their associate H Sriramulu who is a minister,
former Chief Minister and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy and
several officials and recommended their prosecution under
Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) and other laws.

Hegde concluded that the state has suffered a loss of Rs
16,085 crore during 2006-10 due to "illegalities and
irregularities" in mining in the state.

PTI

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