BANGALORE: While former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa is busy showcasing his might to the national leaders of his party, the Central Bureau of Investigation officials are making all preliminary preparations to start investigation against him in connection with illegal mining as per a Supreme Court order.
In this regard, the CBI state branch’s Deputy Inspector General Hitendra has reached New Delhi to discuss with his top brass the course of investigations.
Sources in the CBI told Express that that Hitendra left for Delhi on Monday and he would visit the CBI headquarters, where he would meet the CBI director and senior officers to discuss about the probe.
“He will discuss with his seniors factors such as how they should commence the investigation, how many officials need to be involved in the probe, by when they have to complete the probe and other issues. Also, talks will be held about roping in Central Bureau of Investigation officials from Delhi to intensify the probe,” the sources detailed.
It is expected that he would also avail the copy of the Supreme Court order about the probe and other related documents during his visit, besides accessing the documents provided by complainants to the Court, the source added.
With this, it is said that the CBI sleuths are gearing up to file the First Information Report (FIR) in the designated CBI Court in the city against the former chief minister and his family members, who are also accused in getting kickbacks from mining companies, within a day or two.
Once the FIR gets filed, it is most likely that the CBI officials would take Yeddyurappa, his sons Vijayendra, Raghavendra, son-in-law Sohan Kumar and former state minister Krishnaiah Setty into their custody and interrogate them about their respective involvements in the case.