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CBI court acquits Yeddyurappa, others in mining bribe case

Yeddyurappa, his two sons, a son-in-law, steel major JSW Steel and four Bellary-based JSW Steel affiliates were cleared of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption charges.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 1:02 pm
yeddyurappa 759 Yeddyurappa, his two sons, a son-in-law, steel major JSW Steel and four Bellary-based JSW Steel affiliates were cleared of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption charges.

Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa was acquitted along with his family members by a special CBI court on Wednesday, in a Rs 40 crore bribery case related to the alleged grant of favours to a JSW Steel affiliate to mine iron ore.

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Yeddyurappa, his two sons, a son-in-law, steel major JSW Steel and four Bellary-based JSW Steel affiliates were cleared of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption charges.

The CBI had filed a chargesheet on October 16, 2012, accusing Yeddyurappa and 12 others of corruption after investigations purportedly revealed that Rs 20 crore was deposited in personal bank accounts of Yeddyurappa’s sons B Y Raghavendra (now a BJP MLA in Karnataka) and B Y Vijendra, and his son-in-law Sohan Kumar between August and September 2010.

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According to the chargesheet, an additional Rs 20 crore was donated by JSW Steel affiliates to Prerana Educational and Social Trust, run by Yeddyurappa’s sons, allegedly to facilitate waiver of mining dues and push through pending mining lease applications.

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    Jay
    Oct 26, 2016 at 6:52 am
    The Italian led Con Party, the real Corrupt mafia, falsely accused BJP leader dyurappa of corruption. No wonder, the Con Party could not prove any of the charges.
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      module
      Oct 26, 2016 at 7:10 am
      Any party coming to power, can play with CBI, Indian Knows that. Thats why, few yrs back one judge of am HC, was given verdict that, CBI is an unconsutional body. MMS govt immediately cover that judgement/story. Still many CBI top bres involved with corruption charges. There is not even a single position in India, which political power can not be handled !!
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        chattoo
        Oct 26, 2016 at 6:25 am
        Courts generally acquit the politicians in such cases...list is long...However , a poor citizen , like Bansals , after a lot of harment , meet a sad end...
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          Joy
          Oct 26, 2016 at 7:05 am
          "BS dyurappa, former Karnataka chief minister and the current BJP state president, said he stood vindicated after the court acquitted him in a Rs 40 crore bribing case in connection with alleged grant of favours to a JSW Steel affiliate in the mining of iron ore." .... Unquote: Easy escape routs for criminals in India.....
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            Ashok Mazumdar
            Oct 26, 2016 at 6:28 am
            The Most Honest Neta of BJP was Really Honest and Transparent.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He can Become PM after 2019 now .
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