This comes less than two weeks after Yeddyurappa took position as the BJP state president.

Karnataka govt to move SC against Yeddyurappas acquittal in denotification cases
news Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 09:56

About three months after the Karnataka HC quashed all cases against former chief minister and BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah government has decided to move the Supreme Court over the acquittal of Yeddyurappa in the corruption cases filed by the Lokayukta police.

State law minister T B Jayachandra said the government would file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the High Court order that quashed all the cases against Yeddyurappa in cases of denotification of lands, reported Bangalore Mirror.

This comes less than two weeks after Yeddyurappa took position as the BJP state president.

In January 2016, HC quashed all the 15 FIRs against Yeddyurappa filed by the Lokayukta police based on the CAG report, which came as a huge relief for the former chief minister who had to step down from his post in July 2011, following the reports on the alleged denotification.

The government had authorized senior advocate Joseph S Aristotle to file the SLP and to go ahead with setting up a legal team for the purpose.

Jayachandra said the government will appeal in 15 of the 16 cases against Yeddyurappa in the Supreme Court.

This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror.

 

News, views and interviews- Follow our election coverage.

 

Click TN Election Special

Click Kerala Election Special

Show us some love and support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here.