news Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 22, 2015 | 10.12 am IST Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has been dealt a double blow in two separate cases of corruption lodged against him at various points of time. In one case, the Lokayukta police registered an FIR against Yeddyurappa and higher education minister R V Deshpande for allegedly denotifying some lands identified for an IT Park.  An IT park had been proposed in 2000-01 in between Electronics City and Whitefield over 500 acres, but only 434 acres were finally notified by the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board. One Vasudeva Reddy lodged a private complaint with the courts in 2013 alleging that Deshpande, who was then minister, had denotified some land in Bellandur, Devarabeesanahalli, Kadabeesanahalli and Kariyammana Agrahara for his private gain. Reddy also said that Yeddyurappa had denotified lands in Devarabeenahalli and in Bellandur.  The other setback that Yeddyurappa suffered is because the CBI opposed his plea to the Supreme Court to quash the case against him, again involving illegal denotification of land to benefit private parties at the cost of the state exchequer.  The CBI, Deccan Herald report, had told the Supreme Court that Yeddyurappa had misused his official position to enable gain to JSW Steel Private Limited, while simultaneously costing the state government a loss of around Rs 900 crore. Tweet
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