Kickback: CBI grills BSY sons

The CBI has been investigating government officials involved in the transactions.

Written by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published:June 17, 2012 1:39 am

Two sons of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa — one of them a member of Parliament — and a son-in-law were on Saturday questioned separately by the CBI in connection with a case of corruption allegedly involving a Rs 40-crore kickback from a private mining company.

BJP MP B Y Raghavendra,his brother B Y Vijayendra and their brother-in-law R Sohan Kumar were questioned separately at the CBI office here regarding the receipt of Rs 20 crore from mining firms affiliated to steel major JSW in the account of an educational trust run by the Yeddyurappa family during his tenure as CM in 2010.

The three,whose anticipatory bail applications were rejected last week,were summoned to the CBI office for questioning on various aspects with respect to their mining-related transactions during Yeddyurappa’s tenure as chief minister between 2008 and 2011.

They were also questioned with regard to the receipt of Rs 20 crore in their personal bank accounts between August and September 2010 from JSW affiliate South West Mining Company and subsequent registration on November 22,2010 of 1.20 acre property they held in Bangalore for Rs 20 crore in favour of the South West Mining Company.

The CBI on the directive of the Supreme Court is investigating allegations that the Rs 40 crore transaction between Yeddyurappa’s family members and the JSW affiliates were intended as kickback for official favours related to iron ore mining granted by Yeddyurappa to the firm when he was CM.

The CBI has been investigating government officials involved in the transactions.

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