BANGALORE: Following a clean chit being given by the High Court, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa supporters are now baying for former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde’s blood.
Chief minister’s political secretary B J Puttaswamy on Friday accused Justice Hegde of being motivated by some vested interests and having indicted Yeddyurappa wrongly in his report on the illegal mining.
Speaking to reporters here, Puttaswamy said, “Justice Hegde’s report was arbitrary in nature, mala fide in intentions and motivated by some vested interests. Hegde indicted Yeddyurappa without verifying facts and documents, and it was proved by the HC verdict.”
Stating that all charges levelled against Yeddyurappa in the Lokayukta report were based on assumptions and presumptions, Puttaswamy sought to know why the latter restricted his probe only to the period from 2006 onwards when the government had asked him to probe from 2000-01. “Hegde was selective in identifying cases and persons while preparing the report,” he blamed.