BANGALORE: The CBI, which had sought the CBI Designated Court to order the appearance of former CM B S Yeddyurappa and his kin during the hearing of their anticipatory bail petitions, stated that it would not “press” its demand.
On Tuesday, the counsel for Yeddyurappa, his sons B Y Raghavendra and B Y Vijayendra, and son-in-law R N Sohan Kumar filed objections to CBI’s application in the court.
The CBI counsel, then, said the personal appearance of the accused was not important during the hearing of their anticipatory bail pleas, and that he would not press it.
He asked Judge D R Venkat Sudarshan to grant time till June 1 for final argument, following which the court adjourned the hearing till June 1. The CBI filed an FIR, and raided the residences and offices of Yeddyurappa and his kin on May 16, following which they moved anticipatory bail pleas apprehending arrest. On May 25, the CBI opposed their petitions on the ground that their custodial interrogation might be necessary.
Meanwhile, the Lokayukta Court here on Tuesday posted to June 5 a case against B S Yeddyurappa, Housing Minister V Somanna and his family members in connection with alleged irregularities in denotification of 30 guntas of land at Nagadevanahalli in Doddballapur.
Case Against Mutt Head Adjourned
The Lokayukta Court on Tuesday posted to June 5 the hearing on a case against Balagangadharanatha Swami of Adichunchanagiri Mutt alleging land grabbing and forgery.
The petitioner said unauthorised construction of an educational institution on land near Ramalingeshwara Temple had damaged it.
HC Summons to WCW Dept Secy
The HC issued summons to the secretary to the Department of Women and Child Welfare in connection with low salary being paid to the president of Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
A PIL filed in this regard alleged that the president’s post, which was above the level of secretary, entailed only `3,500 as salary.
Katari Veera: Notice to Censor Board
The HC on Tuesday issued notice to the Central Board of Film Certification in connection with a PIL petition alleging that Kannada film Katari Veera Surasundarangi was hurting the sentiments of Hindus.
Petitioner Nagaraju Naidu said the film portrayed Hindu gods in poor light.
The director and the producer of the film had stated that such scenes would be removed from the film, but the film was screened in its original form. He sought a stay on screening of the movie.
Hearing the petition, Justice Mohan Shantana Goudar issued a notice to the Central Board of Film Certification seeking an explanation, and adjourned the hearing.