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ACB files two FIRs against BSY in land denotification case

IN what is viewed as a tit-for-tat move, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered two First Information Reports (FIR) against former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in ​a ​land denotification case.

Published: 18th August 2017 03:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2017 08:09 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: IN what is viewed as a tit-for-tat move, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered two First Information Reports (FIR) against former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in ​a ​land denotification case. Four officials of the Urban Development Department during Yeddyurappa’s tenure as C​hief ​
M​inister​ were also named in the FIRs.

B S Yeddyurappa

The FIRs​ that were ​registered ​​by the Bengaluru City branch of ACB​ ​​on August 10 ​came to light on Thursday. ​A​​ senior police official said that two FIRs were registered under Section​s​ 7, 8​, 13(1)(c)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section​s​ 406, 420 and 120(B) of IPC, based on the complaint filed by Dr D Ayyappa, former vice​-​chancellor ​of a private university.  

According to the FIR, Yeddyurappa passed 20 orders to denotify total land to the extent of 250 acres acquired for Dr Shivarama Karanth Layout in Bengaluru North Taluk, when he was chief minister between 2009-12. The cases were registered on August 10, after ACB found prima​ ​facie ​evidence in preliminary investigation into the complaint.

Number of FIRs may go up

The number of FIRs may go up as and when the ACB finds prima   facie  evidence  in 18  other  orders passed by  the  then chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, an official said.
After I-T raids on Energy Minister D K Shivakumar and his relatives, there was a buzz in political circles that BJP leaders may come under the radar of state agencies.
Congress had accused the BJP government at the Centre of using I-T department to target Congress leaders. I-T raids on Shivakumar’s residences were conducted when Gujarat Congress MLAs were camping in the city ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat. Timing of these FIRs is likely to raise many eyebrows as the BJP is launching  a  state -wide agitation demanding resignation of Shivakumar.  ACB officials were unavailable for comment.



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