Petition in SC against HC relief to Karnataka CM, family members

New Delhi: A petition was on Monday filed in the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Karnataka High Court staying the direction of a trial court taking cognisance of the offences against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his family members in a complaint case relating to irregularities in denotification of land.

Sirajin Basha, an advocate, who is the main complainant in the case, filed the special leave petition through advocate Prashant Kumar against the March 29 interim order of the High Court which had allowed the petition filed by Yeddyurappa's son-in-law Sohan Kumar.

Kumar had challenged the lower court order for further proceedings, including the Lokyukta probe, against them.

There are five complaints filed against the Chief Minister's family members and the Governor had accorded sanction to prosecute for offences committed under IPC Section 405 (criminal breach of trust) and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The Additional Civil and Sessions Judge had on March 24 postponed prosecution in the complaint and ordered Lokayukta police to probe the matter and submit the final report of the inquiry by May 4.