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Land scams: Kumaraswamy, BSY get court summons

india Updated: Aug 08, 2011 23:31 IST

Former chief ministers B S Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy were on Monday issued summons by a court to appear before it in connection with alleged land and mining scams.

Spelling more trouble for Yeddyurappa, who was forced to quit as chief minister last week following his indictment in a Lokayukta report on illegal mining, the lokayukta special court ordered him and 14 others to appear before it on August 27.

The court order came on a complaint filed by Sirajin Basha, who had alleged that Yeddyurappa had indulged in irregularities in denotification of lands acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

The court also issued summons to JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy, wife Anita on a private complaint accusing him of recommending renewal of a mining lease within two hours to Jentakal Mining Company and also allotting land to a private housing cooperative society for "personal gains".

Kumaraswamy has been asked to appear before the court on August 30.

In another case, the special lokayukta court rejected the bail pleas of former minister Katta Subramanya Naidu and his son in connection with Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board land scam.