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Corruption cases against former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa, Eshwarappa, family reinstated

On Eshwarappa's side his son K E Kanthesh and daughter in law R Shalini have been named in the corruption complaints.

By: Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: October 22, 2014 8:14 am
yeddyurappa A retired IFS officer Nagaraj Hampole and the former state forest secretary Meera Saxena have been accused of complicity in the cases.

The Karnataka high court in a significant order on Tuesday allowed the reinstatement of corruption cases against top BJP leaders in the state including former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, former state BJP president K S Eshwarappa and members of their families.

A series of corruption cases filed before the anti corruption ombudsman the Lok Ayukta by an advocate B Vinod had been dismissed in February this year by a special Lok Ayukta court in the district of Shimoga for various reasons including lack of prior sanction to file the complaint against the leaders who were earlier the chief minister and deputy chief minister of Karnataka.

Following four appeals filed against the order of the Shimoga Lok Ayukta court a single judge of the Karnataka high court Justice Anand Byrareddy on Tuesday allowed the reinstatement of the corruption cases filed by advocate B Vinod against the BJP leaders from Shimoga.

Yeddyurappa currently a BJP MP from Shimoga, and Eshwarappa, both of whom hail from the district of Shimoga have been accused of usurping vast tracts of government and forest land and making it their own during their time in power in Karnataka between 2008 to 2013.

Among the others accused of involvement in the amassment of illegal wealth in Shimoga are Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra, currently an MLA in the state legislature, his daughters B S Umadevi and S Y Arunadevi. On Eshwarappa’s side his son K E Kanthesh and daughter in law R Shalini have been named in the corruption complaints. A retired IFS officer Nagaraj Hampole and the former state forest secretary Meera Saxena have been accused of complicity in the cases.

A Shimoga Lokayukta Court had earlier this year thrown out the complaints filed against the BJP leaders because the advocate B Vinod who filed the complainst had not sought the sanction of the Governor of Karnataka for prosecution of the leaders.

In criminal revision petitions in the Karnataka high court the advocate had argued that there was no need to obtain the Governor’s sanction at the time of filing the complaints against the BJP leaders since they were not holding public offices at the time of filing the complaint – although they held public offices during the period when the alleged corruption occurred.

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    Kalburgi Srinivas
    Oct 24, 2014 at 2:17 am
    People, please tune in after 18 years (go to sleep like Rip van Winkle). When you wake up you will find the case just concluded, in a special court in TamilNadu, the tough judge de'Cunha (son of his father), imposing a tough sentence of 3.5 here hard labour, a 200 crore fine, and confiscation of half of his wealth (after what is left after the fine).BSY gets arrested and put in a vvip cell at Parappana Agrahara jail. He is suffering from chronic stomach indigestion, stippled headache, ED, heart palpitations, deodunal ulcer, and so on. But thanks to his legal team from Delhi, the Supreme Court panel of judges (who wish to live to their natural life), throws out all charges against BSY, release him to continue his hobby of sucking gold, silver, and properties. He becomes a volunteer to make all judges increase their death to 3Crores. He becomes honorary vice chancellor of top Indian universities, appointed to the Rajya Sabha, and short listed in the Nobel Prize - Economics. "dyuring" is added as a new word in the modern English dictionary. The meaning of the new word is obvious to even a 4th grader.
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      Deepak Singh
      Oct 22, 2014 at 10:51 am
      dy is BJP VP. 2 more cases HC has allowed. But why will BJP take action when its President is only out on bail
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      1. Mohammed Khader
        Oct 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm
        BJP is vey well organized party, they teach their MLS, MPS, how to take and give bribes,they are well trend criminals. It is difficult to catch.
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          kulaputra kulaputra
          Oct 22, 2014 at 4:50 am
          Could Supreme court kindly shift this case to a special court in Hosur, Tamil Nadu as there will be interference from Government in this case? This way, justice will be served in both Hosur and Parappana Agrahara.
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            NAGU
            Oct 23, 2014 at 10:37 am
            When DY was CM, he & Eshwarappa were competing with Mr. Janardhan Reddy in looting , since Reddy made Crores by exporting Iron ore illegally . Both families of dy & Eswarappa amed property & even Eswar had NOTE COUNTING MACHINE in his house to save time. Now time has come they should give company to Ms.JAYA & Janardhan Reddy in Parappana Agrahara Jail Naagu
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