Karnataka HC issues notice to Yediyurappa, son in corruption casetext_fields
Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday issued notice to former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, his son and others on a petition filed seeking a probe in a corruption case. The matter will be next heard on August 17.
The summons has also been issued to his family members Shashidhar Maradi, Virupakshappa Yamakanamaradi, Sanjayasri, contractor Chandrakanth Ramalingam, former minister S.T. Somashekar, IAS officer Dr G.C. Prakash, hotel industrialist K. Ravi on Thursday.
T.J. Abraham, an activist and advocate, had filed a petition against the former Chief Minister and others. The complaint was filed before the People's Representative Court. The court had dismissed the petition for want of sanction on July 8 as Yediyurappa was the Chief Minister.
The special court order was challenged by the complainant. The High Court bench headed by Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav accepted the petition for inquiry as Yediyurappa stepped down from the post of Chief Minister.
It is alleged that Yediyurappa received kickbacks from contractors over a housing project in Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA).
It is also alleged that Yediyurappa's family misused the Chief Minister's Office and kickbacks were received from contractors. The plea accuses Yediyurappa of allotting, speeding and approving projects to receive kickbacks.
The complaint alleges that the money was transferred from bogus companies to the firms owned by the family members of Yediyurappa.
Talking to IANS, complainant T.J. Abraham stated that the summons was served to the accused persons on Thursday. The accused can either represent themselves or through counsel.