Following the Lokayukta court recently convicting him of graft, BJP KGF MLA Y Sampangi filed a petition under section 482 of CrPC before the High Court on Monday seeking bail and quashing of complaint. The court adjourned the plea for further hearing till Tuesday.
The complainant, Hussain Moin Farooq, stated that Sampangi bribed a police officer to file a ‘B’ report in the case but police have already filed a charge-sheet against him. “Such being the case, how can he bribe a police officer? While the Lokayukta police said that they have retrieved the money from a table, Farooq said that it was taken from the MLA’s pocket,” the petitioner contended.
Hearing on BSY Bail Plea Adjourned
The designated CBI court adjourned hearing on anticipatory bail pleas filed by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and kin in the illegal mining case till Tuesday.
When the matter came up for hearing on Monday, the court permitted Delhi advocate Ashok Bhan to argue for CBI. On Saturday, senior prosecutor Ashok Bhan was appointed by CBI to argue the case. But Yeddyurappa’s counsel argued that the court can’t allow Bhan to argue as he was not appointed by the government.
Judge D R Venkat Sudarshan said that the Central government had issued notification and allowed Bhan to argue the case both in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the illegal mining case investigation by CBI and permitted him to appear for them.
Two in KIADB Scam Produced in Court
Jaggaiah and Venkaiah, who were arrested by Lokayukta Police over irregularities in land acquisition by KIADB, were produced before the Lokayukta Court on Monday and remanded in judicial custody till June 16.
Hearing on Ravi Case Posted
Lokayukta Court on Monday posted to June 8 a case against BJP MLA C T Ravi in a disproportionate assets case filed against him in May. The complainant had challenged the Lokayukta police’s ‘B’ report in case. Saritha Case: HC Seeks Report in 2 Months
The HC on Monday vacated stay on police investigation, directing police to submit in two months their investigation report in the case of sexual harassment of Saritha, a research scholar at the University of Mysore, allegedly by her former guide Prof Shivabasavaiah. Hearing Saritha’s petition challenging the varsity’s decision to conduct an inquiry into the incident, Justice Subhash B Adi vacated the stay and passed direction to the police.
Somanna, BSY Told to File Objections
The HC on Monday directed Housing Minister V Somanna and his wife to file objections on vacating stay on the summons issued by the special Lokayukta court over denotification of 22 guntas of land acquired by the BDA at Nagadevanahalli.
Justice V Jagannathan directed Somanna and his wife to file objection and adjourned the case for further hearing till June 18.
Clearance to Mutt Trustees’ Plea Directed
The HC on Monday directed the government to give clearance to a petition filed by trustees of Mysore Sosale Vyasaraja Mutt challenging the government’s move to take over the Mutt and appoint an administrative officer from Muzrai department. Hearing a petition to cancel officer’s appointment, Justice Subhash B Adi issued notice.