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More complaints filed against Yeddyurappa

india Updated: Jan 24, 2011 14:21 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Three fresh complaints were filed before a local court on Monday against Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, and others in connection to corruption and land scams.

With the fresh filings, a total of five complaints, covering 15 offenses, have been filed against Yeddyurappa before 23rd Additional City Civil Sessions court by advocates Sirajin Basha and K N Balaraj.

Apart from Yeddyurappa, his sons, in-laws and firms that allegedly benefitted from the land deals were named as accused in the complaints.

The advocates claimed that Yeddyurappa and others had allegedly secured monetary gain of over Rs 189 crore and caused a loss to the exchequer to the tune of over Rs 465 crore.

Governor H R Bharadwaj had granted sanction to the advocates to prosecute the chief minister on basis of their petition illegal transfer of land, abuse of power, criminal conspiracy, cheating and securing of illegal gain for the kith and kin of the Chief Minister and those associated with him.

The advocates on Saturday had filed two complaints against the chief minister before the court.