Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s sons and son-in-law faced their first round of inquiry by the CBI sleuths.
Yeddyurappa’s sons B Y Raghavendra and B Y Vijayendra and son-in-law R N Sohan Kumar were summoned to CBI office at Ganganagar here on Saturday.
Raghavendra reached the office around 10.45 am, while his brother Vijayendra came around 11.30 am. Around 2 pm, the duo came out for lunch and later returned for continued questioning around 3.30 pm.
Meanwhile, Yeddyurappa’s son-in-law Sohan Kumar came there at 2.10 pm. The three were questioned till 5.30 pm. It is said that each was interrogated separately. The three, who had arrived in separate cars, were seen leaving the CBI office in the same car.
Deputy Inspector General of Police R Hitendra and Superintendent of Police Subrahmanyeswara Rao, Additional Superintendent of Police Biswajith Das and other officials grilled the trio in connection with illegal mining and alleged kickbacks to their trusts from various mining companies. It is said that the officials had prepared a set of questions for the trio.
Sources in the CBI said that the three would be questioned for a few more days. “Yeddyurappa would also be summoned to appear before us in the coming days. Once the verdict of his anticipatory bail petition is given by the High Court, we will decide on it,” the source added.
It may be recalled that the CBI had filed an FIR and raided Yeddyurappa and his kin’s residences and offices on May 16, following the directions from the Supreme Court. Later, he accused had moved anticipatory bail pleas apprehending arrests.
On Wednesday, the CBI sleuths had also questioned former chairperson of the BDA Siddaiah, where denotification of lands in favour of the accused was done allegedly.