Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa received three judicial blows on Monday.
First, the Karnataka high court dismissed his anticipatory bail plea in a case concerning alleged irregularities in land denotification. Second, a lokayukta court ordered the filing of a chargesheet against him on the same matter.
Third, another HC bench “dismissed as withdrawn” a petition by Yeddyurappa, seeking the quashing of parts of the lokayukta report on illegal mining that indicted him.
Soon after the court rejected his bail plea, Yeddyurappa appeared before the lokayukta special court, which directed the police to file a chargesheet against him and adjourned the hearing till September 7. Video
The former CM had earlier requested exemption from personal appearance on health grounds but the lokayukta court rejected his application. He had been admitted to hospital because he was suffering from high fever, diabetes and hypertension.
An advocate had filed private complaints against Yeddyurappa. He said in his complaint Yeddyurappa’s denotification caused an estimated loss of R124.37 crore to the exchequer.