BANGALORE: Seeking quashing of Governor H R Bhardwaj’s letter asking the Lokayukta Special Court to initiate criminal proceedings against him on the basis of the Lokayukta report on illegal mining, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has filed a petition in the HC on Thursday. A Division Bench headed by Justice K Bhaktavatsala adjourned the hearing on the case till January 11.
BSY Plea Hearing Adjourned
The HC on Thursday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by B S Yeddyurappa, seeking quashing of two corruption cases, which were linked to land denotification cases, filed against him, till Friday. Justice Anand Byrareddy, who was hearing the case, directed Yeddyurappa’s counsel Jayakumar S Patil to complete his arguments on Friday. Patil submitted that the cases did not contain “ingredients of an offence”.
Mining Case: HDK Plea Hearing Today
The HC on Thursday posted the hearing on H D Kumaraswamy’s plea, seeking quashing of an FIR filed by the Lokayukta police in connection with a case accusing him of facilitating illegal mining during his tenure, to Friday.
As Kumaraswamy’s counsel Hazmath Pasha sought time for further arguments, Justice N Ananda adjourned the case. Pasha argued that Kumaraswamy as CM had not taken decision individually on granting mining lease to Sai Venkateshwara and he was guided by officials, on which Justice Ananda asked: “Can a CM grant a mining lease in Cubbon Park without considering the ecological issues and its other impacts?”