Updated: August 5, 2021 6:18:27 pm
The Karnataka High Court has issued notices to former chief minister B S Yediyurappa and others including his son B Y Vijayendra, who is BJP state unit vice president, to appear before it on August 17 in a case alleging corruption in a housing project.
The notices were issued on a petition by activist T J Abraham seeking quashing of an order of additional city civil and sessions judge, who had dismissed his petition for want of sanction from a competent authority to try Yediyurappa, the then chief minister and former minister S T Somashekar.
Challenging the dismissal, Abraham had moved the High Court, which served notice to Yediyurappa and others.
“You are hereby directed to appear before this court in person or by a pleader duly instructed on August 17 at 10.30 am to show cause against the petition failing wherein the said petition will be heard and determined ex-parte,” the court notice issued on Tuesday said.
Abraham has alleged that Yedyurappa and others, including son and relatives, received kickbacks from a contractor to restart a stalled housing project of the Bangalore Development Authority.
The Congress too had raised this issue in the Karnataka Assembly while it moved a no confidence motion in 2020.
Yediyurappa and his son dismissed the allegation, saying there was no truth in the charge.
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