In a relief for the BJP and its Karnataka state president BS Yeddyurappa, a special Lokayukta court in Bengaluru dismissed the Rachenahalli denotification case against him, on Tuesday. This comes a day after Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy was discharged by the same court in the Arkavathy Layout denotification case.
According to Yeddyurappa’s counsel Sandeep Patil, the case was dismissed after the Karnataka High Court quashed the sanction given by former Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj to try the ex-CM. Besides, a case based on the same facts was dismissed by a special CBI court.
“The case was quashed on two scores - one, there was no sanction at all because it was already quashed by the High Court, and second, it was tried by the CBI court earlier and found to be false. So it had to end like this," he told PTI.
All five cases related to the same matter against Yeddyurappa have been dismissed.
The case against BS Yeddyurappa relates to the illegal denotification of one-acre 12 guntas of survey no. 55/2 in Rachenahalli, KR Puram in Bengaluru, which, according to Deccan Chronicle, was acquired by BDA for the formation of Arkavathi layout and cost Rs 19.60 crore to the state exchequer. Another 16 guntas of land (survey no 56) too led to a loss of Rs 8 crore.
The case was registered based on a complaint by a Shivamogga-based advocates, Sirajin Basha and KN Balraj.
Following the development, BJP’s National General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao asked the Congress to apologise for its “misinformation campaign” against Yeddyurappa.
He tweeted, “Satyameva Jayate! Supreme Court quashed all cases against @BSYBJP. All charges of denotification against BSY were fabricated and today's verdict vindicates him of all the false allegations. Congress should apologise for its misinformation campaign against Sh. BSY.”
Satyameva Jayate!— P Muralidhar Rao (@PMuralidharRao) August 28, 2018
Supreme Court quashed all cases against @BSYBJP. All charges of denotification against BSY were fabricated and today's verdict vindicates him of all the false allegations. Congress should apologize for its misinformation campaign against Sh. BSY.@BJP4Karnataka