Mining case timeline: Forced out as CM, Yeddyurappa now back in contention for 2018

Former chief minister Yeddyurappa was forced to resign from his post by the BJP leadership and spent 25 days in jail for his alleged role in the mining case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 3:37 pm
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Prosecution has failed to prove the case against former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and 12 others in the Rs 40 crore mining related bribery case. Principal CBI special judge R B Dharmagoudar on Wednesday acquitted the state BJP president, his two sons and 10 others including officials of the company JSW Steel.

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The acquittal clears the path for Yeddyurappa to present himself as the Chief Minister candidate of the BJP in the 2018 assembly polls in Karnataka. BJP national president Amit Shah had earlier declared that the Lingayat leader would be the party’s chief minister candidate.

“The CBI court has called the allegations false and politically motivated,” Yeddyurappa said after the verdict. The court accepted Yeddyurappa’s arguments that funds of Rs 40 crores received by his family members from JSW Steel affiliates were genuine donations and business transactions and not kickbacks for mining related favors granted to the private firm during Yeddyurappa’s tenure as Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Case timeline

July 27, 2011:
Karnataka Lokayukta submits its final report, indicting then chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and recommending his prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The report said he was involved in the Rs 20 crore land deal between his two sons, son-in-law and a mining company. The land was denotified after BDA acquired it in 2003-04.

July 29, 2011: Yeddyurappa agrees to quit as chief minister following consultations with senior BJP leaders. The party arrived at an “unanimous” decision to ask Yeddyurappa to make way for a new leader.

July 31, 2011: Yeddyurappa abides by the party leadership’s decision and sends his regination letter to then BJP president Nitin Gadkari.

August 4, 2011: Then Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj sanctioned the prosecution of Yeddyurappa by the Karnataka Lokayukta. The governor granted permission to initiate criminal proceedings against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

August 8, 2011: A special Lokayukta court issues summons to Yeddyurappa for allegedly denotifying land for the benefit of his family.

Oct 15, 2011: Yeddyurappa surrenders before Lokayukta court in Bengaluru after an arrest warrant was issued against him for allegedly taking bribe to illegally denotify land.

November 8, 2011: Yeddyurappa gets bail after spending 25 days in Bengaluru Central Jail.

March 7, 2012: Karnataka High Court quashes FIR against Yeddyurappa and observed that “there is no case which is made out against Yeddyurappa under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act or any other law.”

May 11, 2012: The Supreme Court orders the CBI to probe Yeddyurappa’s role in allegedly granting favours to mining companies. The apex court asked the investigative agency to submit its report in three months.

November 30, 2012: Yeddyurappa launches his own party, Karnataka Janata Paksha, after resigning as Member of Legislative Assembly and primary membership of BJP.

January 2, 2014: Yeddyurappa announces merger with BJP ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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    Aman Ahluwalia
    Oct 26, 2016 at 9:09 am
    this is how govt maniting cases via CBI, here the corruption is all in black and white transactions on papers, still courts are freeing him, we should have a inquiry on such paid judges. if you remember bjp asked yadurappa to resign cos all his corruption was in open.
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      BharatLal
      Oct 26, 2016 at 9:27 am
      Corruption dinosaur is growing larger and larger. Achhe din for corrupt.
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        kamath Ramesh
        Oct 26, 2016 at 9:08 am
        Good di is acquitted. Cong seems to have filed a false case on him.
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          Mayur Panghaal
          Oct 26, 2016 at 9:45 am
          If Jayalalita can be acquitted in disproportionate ts case,anything can happen in India.Only god can save this country.Everything and every 'system' has fallen apart.
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            Mayur Panghaal
            Oct 26, 2016 at 9:40 am
            if feku can make martyr Hemant Karkare (ATS Mah) an accused of planting RDX in house of Col Purohit to save Malegaon,ajmer,samjhauta blast etc perpetrators like Col Purohit and sadhvi pragya ,what is so great in this ? This was expected.Nobody killed Jessica.lt;br/gt;Well done feku.But do more and soon...cause more than half your term is over.Your batting avg is very slow.The fake encounter cases are yet to start.Start them fast and finish them soon or else you will end on the gallows.
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              gopalasamu
              Oct 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm
              jayalalitha case is also one such case by dmk without any evidence so politically motivated cases by any govt will not stand in court
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                Mohan Krishnaswamy
                Oct 26, 2016 at 10:05 am
                THERE IS SIN IN BU 'SIN' ESS.
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                  Joji
                  Oct 26, 2016 at 11:27 am
                  CBI is Center's Bureau of Investigation. Which ever party comes in the center, CBI work for them. Politics, bureaucrats and judiciary are hand in hand with corruption. Then how can you expect justice. it is mere waste of time and money. Better to close all courts and police and give license to gundas.
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