Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy denied bail in mining scandal

Earlier in May, Kumaraswamy had been granted interim bail for a period of seven days

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 6:05 pm
kumaraswamy , former karnataka chief minister kumaraswamy, kumaraswamy bail, kumaraswamy mining scandal, bengaluru, indian express, india news, latest news Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy. (File Photo)

Former Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) party’s state president HD Kumaraswamy was denied anticipatory bail by a special court on Tuesday in the Janthakal mining case. Earlier in May, Kumaraswamy had been granted interim bail for a period of seven days. Kumaraswamy is accused of misuse of office, corruption and illegal grants of permission to the Janthakal mining company when he was the Karnataka chief minister in 2007.

Top IAS officer Ganga Ram Baderia was in May arrested by the Lokayukta Special Investigation Team in the same case. Following the interim bail in May, Y Vanamala Anandarao, presiding officer of the 53rd City Civil and Sessions Court, had asked Kumaraswamy to cooperate with the investigation officer of the case and also directed him to not leave the country without prior permission from the court. It also directed him to submit Rs 5 lakh as bond and provide two sureties.

HD Kumaraswamy, along with his wife Anita who was a JD(S) MLA during that time, were accused of “abusing their official positions” in granting lease to Janthakal mining company for lifting of one lakh tonne of iron ore.

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    THATHAMAN
    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:26 am
    BJP UNDER LEADER SHIP OF YEEDURAPPA WILL BE DEFEATED IN KARNATAKA IN INDIA THE COMING ASSEMBLY ELECTION BY CONGREES. JD(S) COMBINE
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      Joshyramamurthy Murthy
      Jun 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm
      Kumaraswamy was a good chief minister, he was instrumental to bring many propoor policies and never discriminated any people on caste basis unlike his father, he is also simple humble man , the case involved is just 5 crores its a very small amount
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        NRI
        Jun 14, 2017 at 12:18 am
        Jmurthy wants this ex CM not prosecuted for taking 5cr as bribe. What a joke. So are you saying it is ok for leaders to be corrupt. That is not how legal system works. Are you blind follower of JDS because you are one of them? Let the law take its course.
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        Chandan Bhowmick
        Jun 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm
        Lokayukta court not control by MODi.you people's have the nature to drag the name of MODI always without any reason.Better spend your energy somewhere else which will be fruitful.If not say RAM,RAM ....
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          Yashni
          Jun 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm
          I cannot trust this BJP Government Modi. Where is the news of BJP members - durappa, Gali Jannetdhan Reddy ? These days their news is disappeared.
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            S bmniac
            Jun 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm
            Does anyone care for the JDS?
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            Govind
            Jun 13, 2017 at 4:06 pm
            What is the use of this Daddy-Son Party to this State. This family had enough time to regularise all the money earned by all means like Sharad Pawar being early birds to pick the worms. Their fear of fate catching upon them makes them to befriend minorities, most of whom are pak dalals. The old man keeps on crying that his son must be CM to give justice to State. Why not make a muslim CM instead to show his real Sickularism. Why SC/SC should not become CM? Why his sons, g sons serve army instead? At this rate India will be brought down to its knees by such self centred family. God Manjunath watches now teaches later. Being Rudra HE also destroys the Evils.
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              Sankaran Krishnan
              Jun 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm
              Both Father and Son and of course his entire family are culprits and who are all misused their authority to make quick money and the deserve this punishment but will they learn from the mistakes committed by them and instead they will act with vigour to make more quick money because they lost their credibility and they will never bother about the shame !!!
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                madhusudan Bangalore
                Jun 13, 2017 at 3:48 pm
                How corruption can be checked in this country when courts are giving bail to all accused without considering impact of massive corruption prevai in this country ? The corrupt politicians have looted this country recklessly without any fear and courts are also instrumental in increasing magnitude of corruption to its highest level. So courts must think about this country and for the people who are worst sufferer of political and judicial corruption.
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                  Jai hind
                  Jun 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm
                  Y uripa is roaming out .he is also accused and on bail . this poor soul made only single digit crores while urippas scam was 1000 crores ... Double standard of BJP ... Central governments interference
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                    Yashni
                    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm
                    Good information
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                      S bmniac
                      Jun 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm
                      with no basis as usual!
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                        vs
                        Jun 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm
                        This is not your kerala. Keep away from our state politics .
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                        GS
                        Jun 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm
                        He is acquitted
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                          S bmniac
                          Jun 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm
                          Learn to write in English. I am sorry you are JDS
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                          Speak India
                          Jun 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm
                          He shall be excused, as he is SECULAR.
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                            S bmniac
                            Jun 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm
                            Why not?
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