Arrest warrant issued against Yeddyurappa

The Karnataka Lokayukta court issued warrant after the ex-CM failed to appear for hearing in land denotification cases.

Published: 05th March 2012 04:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Lokayukta court has issued another arrest warrant against former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa after he failed to appear for a hearing in a land denotification case.

Yeddyurappa had been summoned to appear before the court on Monday but he did not do so as his lawyer had joined in the boycott of court proceedings. Yeddyurappa had sent in a memo through a messenger seeking exemption from appearing in person. However, the court did not allow that and issued an arrest warrant.

As Yeddyurappa has already got bail from Karnataka High Court in all cases against him, the police would only take an undertaking from him on the warrant. If he appears in court on Tuesday, the warrant can be recalled.

The former Karnataka chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has been charged with cheating and criminal conspiracy in the Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) sites allotment scam.

An FIR has been filed against Yeddyurappa under Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (Cheating), 120 (b) (Criminal conspiracy) and 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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