Yeddyurappa's bail plea hearing adjourned

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 18:04 hrs

The Karnataka High Court on Friday adjourned till June 18 the hearing on former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's anticipatory bail petition in connection to an illegal mining case.

The court also adjourned the hearing on the anticipatory bail petitions filed by Yeddyurappa's sons BY Raghavendra and BY Vijayendra and son-in-law RN Sohan Kumar.

Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a statement of objections before the court stating that granting bail to the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and his family members will affect the impartial probe into the case.

A special CBI court earlier this week rejected the anticipatory bail of Yeddyurappa.

The court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea and said granting bail to the senior BJP leader might go against the witnesses connected to the case.

The anticipatory bail petitions of Yeddyurappa's sons and son-in-law were also dismissed.

The CBI on May raided the Bangalore residence of former Yeddyurappa as part of a probe into the alleged illegal mining case.

The probe agency also searched the residences of his two sons and son-in-law.

The powerful south-Indian leader on July 31 last year was forced to resign as the Chief Minister of Karnataka after he was indicted by the then Karnataka Lokayukta N antosh Hedge in the illegal mining report.

Yeddyurappa and his family members were named by Hegde in what was called a Rs 16,000 crore illegal mining scam.

He also faced an arrest, but getting bail in both land cases, Yeddyurappa walked out of jail on Nov 8.

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