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Yeddyurappa surrenders post warrant


October 15, 2011 - General News

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa against whom arrest warrant was issued in connection with cases regarding alleged irregularities in denotification of government lands surrendered before the Lokayukta Court here on Saturday evening.

Yeddyurappa has been remanded to judicial custody till October 22 and sent to the Bangalore Central Jail.arlier, the special Lokayukta Court rejected the anticipatory bail and issued an arrest warrant against him.

The court also denied bail to Yeddyurappa's former ministerial colleague S N Krisnaiah Setty but gave relief to 14 other accused including the former Chief Minister's sons B Y Raghavendra, Lok Sabha MP and B Y Vijayendra, and son-in-law Sohan Kumar.

Former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde's independent inquiry into mining graft in Karnataka, accused Yeddyurappa and other key officials for causing a loss of at least 160 billion rupees to the state exchequer between 2006 and 2010 from illegal mining and a litany of abuses.

Yeddyurappa tendered his resignation on July 31 to Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj, following allegations of corruption that was later accepted.

ANI

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