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Yeddyurappa, kin appear in CBI court

Yeddyurappa, kin appear in CBI court
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and his family members on Wednesday appeared before the CBI Court here in connection with a case allegedly involving kickbacks in illegal mining.

Of the 13 accused, 12 including Yeddyurappa, his sons Lok Sabha member BY Raghavendra, BY Vijayendra and son-in-law RN Sohan Kumar were present before CBI special judge MS Balakrishna.

The judge adjourned the case to 1 July after the special public prosecutor sought time to file the surety verification report of the two accused in the case.

On 10 December, the court had granted bail to all the 13 accused while imposing certain conditions, including directing them to furnish a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh each and surety of like sum.  CBI had filed a chargesheet in October last year against the accused, including senior vice-president of a Bellary based private steel company and five Bellary based firms, besides a Shimoga based trust run by the family of Yeddyurappa for alleged abuse of official position and corruption.

They were charged under IPC sections, including 120-B (conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) as also under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and Karnataka Land (Restriction on) Transfer Act.

Yeddyurappa resigned as chief minister in July, 2011 after the Lokatyuka report on illegal mining indicted him following which a spate of corruption and land de-notification cases have been filed against him.


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