Yediyurappa gets bail in corruption case
One-liner: A special court dealing exclusively with criminal cases related to legislators has granted bail to former Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa in a corruption case.
Bail not opposed: A judge granted the bail on Saturday after the advocate for the complainant had stated that they did not oppose the granting of bail to the BJP leader.
Contention: The complainant's advocate contended that they object only to some of the grounds assigned by the accused that were claimed to be irrelevant and improper.
Objections: The objections said the bail application of Yediyurappa refers to the case against Congress leader R V Deshpande and other accused against whom the original complaint was filed.
- But now the case is only against the BJP leader and reference to the others was improper
Denial: In his bail application, Yediyurapppa has denied the commission of the offence for which he has been summoned and has also offered justification for his actions that are subject of this criminal proceedings.
- However, the bail was granted to Yediyurappa and the hearing adjourned to July 16
Private complaint: The special court had summoned the 79-year-old leader in a private complaint filed by Vasudeva Reddy in 2013.
Rejection: The Lokayaukta police had filed a B Report in the case citing lack of evidence, but the special court had rejected it.
Allegation: The complaint alleges that Yediyurappa as the then deputy CM in 2006 illegally denotified 15 acres and 30 guntas land in Bengaluru's Bellandur and Devarabeesanahalli that was acquired for an IT park.
Main accused: Deshpande, the former industries minister, was the main accused in the original complaint but the Karnataka HC had quashed the case against him in 2015.
Bottom line: Yediyurappa is the only remaining accused and has been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act.