Report submitted, Hegde says has has gone through turmoil
Karnataka lokayukta on Wednesday submitted its report on illegal mining to the state government, with the findings expected to determine the fate of chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.india Updated: Jul 27, 2011 18:55 IST
Karnataka lokayukta on Wednesday submitted its report on illegal mining to the state government, with the findings expected to determine the fate of chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.
Lokayukta registrar Moosa Kunhi Nayar Moole handed over the report to chief secretary S V Ranganath at the state secretariat.
Contents of the voluminous report were not known immediately but as per the leaked versions, it has named Yeddyurappa, four ministers and former chief minister and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy, among others.
The loss to the state exchequer because of illegal mining for 14 months -- between March 2009 and April 2010 --had been pegged at more than Rs 1,827 crore.
Besides, it has reportedly named more than 500 officials.
"I have gone through a lot of turmoil...this thing...leakage and other things...lot of work has been done by lokayukta staff (in compiling the report)...", Hegde told PTI.
Asked if more than 500 officials and more than 100 politicians had been named, Hegde, a former Supreme Court judge, said, "I don't want to speak about the contents of the report. This is exactly what's been happening. I think it's not possible to keep all this (information) on the hold."
He had said earlier the report with annexures runs into 10,000 to 12,000 pages, with "his own report of 450 to 500 pages".
Yeddyurappa said earlier in the day that he would consult cabinet colleagues and legal experts once he received the report, adding, he had told BJP president Nitin Gadkari he would bring the contents to his notice.