- HC orders ACB to hold legal proceedings against former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa.
- The bench also declared that B S Yeddyurappa need not appear before ACB for interrogation.
- BS Yeddyurappa's advocates said that the complaint against him has been filed as political vendetta.
- ACB will not arrest BS Yeddyurappa till further inquiry into the applications and would retract the summons.
The High Court, on Wednesday, instructed Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to hold legal proceedings against former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in the case of denotification of Shivarama Karantha Layout. The single judge bench headed by Justice Aravinda Kumar heared the applications filed by BS Yeddyurappa appealing to dismiss the two FIRs filed by ACB. The bench also declared that BS Yeddyurappa need not appear before ACB for interrogation. Accordingly the ACB advocates informed the court that it would retract the summons issued to BS Yeddyurappa to appear before the bureau. With this BS Yeddyurappa has sighed a sigh of relief, even if temporarily, reported Kannada Prabha.
Earlier arguing for Yeddyurappa advocates said that the complaint against him has been filed as political vendetta, there are no evidence to prove that he denotified the land in exchange of money. Also 2 FIRs were registered on a single complaint and he was expected to present himself on Thursday for interrogations. The advocate also said that there are possibilities of filing 18 more FIRs. There are possibilities of filing FIRs and summoning him often. Hence the advocate appealed to act on the original complaint and to issue instructions not to proceed with legal action in this regard.
Lawyers arguing for ACB said that ACB will not arrest Yeddyurappa till further inquiry into the applications and would retract the summons. Hence the court assured Yeddyurappa that he need not present himself before ACB on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the KAS officer Basavarajendra has been granted interim anticipatory bail till August 30 regarding denotification of land for Shivarama Karantha Layout. Basavarajendra had filed an appeal to the court stating that though there was no allegation against him, he was made an accused in the case by ACB officials. Hence he had applied for anticipatory bail and the court honored his application.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:53 PM