Two complaints were filed in a local court on Saturday seeking prosecution of Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in alleged corruption and land grab cases.
Advocates Sirajin Basha and KN Balaraj, who had petitioned governor HR Bhardwaj and got his sanction on Friday for Yeddyurappa’s prosecution, filed the complaints.
In their petition to the governor, the advocates had alleged that pecuniary gains to Yeddyurappa’s family and loss to exchequer because of corruption and land grab were over Rs 371 crore.
The advocates said, “We can file a total of six complaints in three cases. We will file the remaining ones on Monday.” The advocates don’t have any known political affiliation and claim to have acted to “uphold the rule of law and probity in public life”.
The matter would come up before the additional city civil judge C Hipparagi on Monday.
In their petition to the governor, the duo had submitted documents running into 1,700 pages and claimed the papers established over 100 cases against 12 persons, including Yeddyurappa, his two sons and some cabinet colleagues, including home minister R Ashok.
Among the major allegations in their petition, with details of land denotifications and allotments, to the governor (as revealed by the Raj Bhawan to HT) are:
Illegal denotification of land measuring 11 acres 25 guntas (one gunta is 1/40th of an acre) in Srirampura village for the benefit of M/s Besto Infrastructure Bangalore Pvt Ltd, whose promoter is a partner of the CM’s family members in M/s Davalagiri Property Developers Pvt Ltd. The land was denotified in favour of Dr BR Shetty who in turn sold 2 acres 20 guntas of it to the Besto firm for Rs 3.75 crore when the market value was Rs 54.45 crore.
Denotification of 5 acres 13 guntas of land in survey No.78 of Nagarabhavi village in violation of the orders of the Supreme Court and the Karnataka high court, causing a pecuniary loss of Rs 115 crore to the Bangalore Development Authority under the control of the CM.