The high court on Monday adjourned the regular bail plea of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to November 2 for arguments. The former CM had moved the high court for regular bail after the Lok Ayukta special court, on October 15, issued an arrest warrant and sent him to judicial custody following complaints of alleged illegal land denotification.
Advocate Sirajin Basha had filed five private complaints under sections 190 and 200 of the Criminal Procedure Code against Yeddyurappa and his family members in the lower court. The case had come up on Monday for hearing before Justice BV Pinto.
During the course of the day-long arguments, senior counsel CH Hanumantharaya—representing Basha—argued that the denotification committee was formed on January 25, 2003, and had existed till October 29, 2010.
He alleged that land worth crores of rupees was denotified in a hasty manner. The applications were slated to be reviewed by the denotification committee, but the procedure was not followed. Hanumantharaya sought to know why this happened. He later argued that Yeddurappa has abused his power as chief minister.
Thereafter, Justice Pinto adjourned the case to November 2 for continuation of arguments.
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