BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday adjourned by a day the petition filed by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, Housing Minister V Somanna and his wife Shylaja seeking anticipatory bail in a case relating to the illegal denotification of land.
During the hearing, counsel for the petitioners stated that since there is no possibility of tampering with the evidences as the documents were obtained under Right to Information Act (RTI), which also require supporting statements from the witnesses.
“Hence all the accused are entitled for anticipatory bail,” he said.
Hearing the arguments of the Lokayukta counsel and the petitioners, Justice Subhash B Adi adjourned the matter for further hearing. The complainant, Ravi Krishna Reddy, a software engineer, has alleged that Yeddyurappa illegally denotified 22 guntas of land in Naga Devanahalli to an education trust owned by Shylaja in 2009.
Police have filed the FIR against the three following directions of the Lokayukta court to initiate investigation against them under various sections of CrPC and IPC.
Petition gainst HC Circuit Benches
The High Court has issued notices to the state, Centre and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in connection with a petition seeking to quash the notification dated October 19, 2004, to establish High Court circuit benches at Dharwad and Gulbarga.
A city-based advocate, N P Amrutesh, had filed a PIL.
He contended that when more judges are appointed here, pendency of cases can be reduced to zero, resulting in closure of the circuit benches of the HC.