BENGALURU: The High Court on Wednesday stayed the show-cause notice ordered by the Lokayukta Special Court in Mysuru to Sunil Bose, son of PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa, over a bribery case with regard to sand mining.
Justice Anand Byrareddy passed the order of interim stay before adjourning the hearing to Friday.
The judge also asked the Lokayukta police to file its reply on how summons can be issued based on the statements of the other accused after filing of chargesheet.
This was after Bose’s counsel submitted that the magistrate has issued an order under Sec 190(1)(b), taking cognizance of the matter which had already reached trial and the court cannot take cognizance of the same offence twice.
The Lokayukta public prosecutor argued that the court had issued summons to Bose and let him file his objections.
On June 4, the special court in Mysuru issued a notice to Bose and his accomplice Raju after hearing the application filed by one Basavaraju. The duo had challenged it before the High Court.
On March 25, 2010, an FIR was lodged with the Lokayukta police, Bengaluru Rural, by Basavaraju stating that he is an employee of T Nadakrishna who holds permit for transportation of sand issued by the Mines and Geology Department.
Senior geologist V J Alphonsus, one of the accused in the case, allegedly called complainant Basavaraju in 2010 and demanded a bribe of `1 lakh every month, saying that the money is to be paid to Bose in order to allow sand transportation from T Narasipur.