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Yeddyurappa granted bail


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BANGALORE: After spending 24 days in Central Jail, former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has been granted bail in one of the five complaints by the State High Court here on Tuesday.

After completion of the arguments from both the sides, Justice B V Pinto granted him bail in the complaint relating to denotification issue.

Justice Pinto also announced granting bail to former minister Krishnaiah Setty who was the fifth accused.

Mr Yeddyurappa was the accused number one in the case. Justice Pinto, while granting bail, asked Yeddyurappa and Setty to furnish Rs 10 lakh bond, two sureties for like sum, not to tamper documents and appear before the court whenever called far.

Yeddyurappa, who stepped down from Chief Minister post following indictment in a report on illegal ironore mining submitted by former Lokayukta, is facing trouble for alleged involvement in a land scam that saw his family members getting prime land at cheap prices during tenure as the Chief Minister.

The Senior BJP leader, who was responsible for bringing his party to power for the first time in South by capturing power in Karnataka, was arrested on October 15 in two corruption cases and was granted bail by Justice Pinto in one case on November 4.

Yeddyurappa has been in Bangalore’s Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara since October 19.

He faces three more cases of corruption and illegal land deals. He has sought anticipatory bail in them.

The five private complaints were filed by advocate Sirajin Basha after obtaining sanction by Governor H R Bhardwaj.

The hearing is in progress in another Bench of the High Court with regard to Yeddyurappa’s anticipatory bail in private complaints No 1, 4 and 5 also involving denotification, land scam and nepotism. (UNI)


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