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Yeddyurappa's Anticipatory Bail Plea Rejected

Bangalore, Aug 29 : In a setback to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka High Court today dismissed his anticipatory bail application in connection with alleged irregularities in denotification of land. Justice L
PTI August 29, 2011 22:27 IST
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Bangalore, Aug 29 : In a setback to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka High Court today dismissed his anticipatory bail application in connection with alleged irregularities in denotification of land. Justice L Narayana Swamy dismissed the application filed by Yeddyurappa, who had sought bail apprehending arrest.

Yeddyurappa, who was admitted to a private hospital after suffering from high fever, diabetes and hypertension, has to appear before the Special Lokayukta court today at 3.30 pm as per its August 27 order.

The Lokayukta court, which exempted Yeddyurappa from personal appearance on health grounds on Saturday last, however, had directed him to appear before it today. The Lokayukta court on August eight had issued summons to the former CM and 14 others on a private complaint filed by advocate Sirajin Basha alleging irregularities in denotification of land acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and thereby causing loss to the state exchequer.

The High Court had reserved its orders on anticipatory bail plea on August 26.

Hours after the Karnataka High Court dismissed his anticipatory bail application, former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa along with his son today appeared in the Lokayukta Special Court in connection with alleged irregularities in denotification of lands.

The former chief minister, who was undergoing treatment for hypertension in a private hospital since yesterday, returned home this morning, soon after the High Court “dismissed” his anticipatory bail plea and declared that he would appear before the court in the afternoon.

The Lokayukta court had issued summons on August eight to Yeddyurappa and 10 others seeking their personal appearance on August 27. Citing ill-health, Yeddyurappa had sought exemption from personal appearance on August 27, but the court rejected his plea.

The court, however, granted him exemption from appearance for that day directing him to appear before it today.

Yeddyurappa reached the court premises by 2.30 PM along with his son B Y Raghavendra in connection with the private complaint registered against him by advocate Sirajin Basha over alleged irregularities in denotification of lands acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

The complainant had alleged irregularities in denotification of lands in Arakere, Devarachikkanahalli and Geddalahalli.

The Lokayukta Judge adjourned the hearing of the matter to September seven. PTI