Supreme Court stays probe against former CM Yediyurappa

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the investigation in an FIR lodged by the Lokayukta police against former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in a corruption case in connection with the award of a Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) contract.

Senior advocates Mukul Rohatgi and Siddharth Dave, representing Yediyurappa, contended before a bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud that the Karnataka High Court ignored the fact that it was mandatory to obtain prior sanction before issuing an order to register an FIR. The counsel, representing complainant activist T.J. Abraham, argued that prior sanction requirements had been dispensed with the latest amendment in law in connection with cases, which arise out of complaints filed under Section 156(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

After hearing arguments, the bench, also comprising Justice Hima Kohli, issued notice to Abraham on a petition by the senior BJP leader challenging the high court order. During the hearing, the top court said it would examine the matter.

In an order earlier this month, the high court held that the rejection of sanction would not come in the way of proceedings against Yediyurappa. He moved the apex court challenging the high court order.

In July 2021, a special court declined to entertain a complaint by Abraham, saying an order of investigation under Section 156(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code cannot be made without valid sanction under Section 19(1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The complaint alleged that Yediyurappa and others, including his family members and two businessmen, collected bribes to the tune of Rs 12 crore to award a contract for a construction firm to build a housing complex for the government during his tenure as chief minister in 2019-21.





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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    All cases will be paused till next Karnataka elections and after that Yeddi will be of no use to BJP and will be discarded.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Under BJP, it is confirmed that ache din for currupt ministers and Hindu crinal activists all on the name majority (Hindu) and minorities. Rules and justies depends on members of BJP and confress and in other words majority or minority clan.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Dr Yeddy, our operations specialist is a super native tiger dance artiste, he lands on all four even if thrown from 10th floor building.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Acche Din Sarkar will fight for saving Corrupt...... God only can give justice...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    clean chit for chors and cham..s since 2014..Jai ho

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  • Peter lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Hire the most expensive lawyers available and all will be ok. From DKS to Yeddi to Reddy to Any Most Corrupt.... Forget punishment, perhaps even God can't even investigate despite black & white proof! Hai Ram...

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  • Gibbs, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Politicians are Crooks and they are aware of legal loopholes so they're preparing in advance to save them from corruption. Legal experts guiding them. YEDDI is having the blessing of BJP Heirarchy so they block all cases until election!!!

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Bheeshma of corruption ... Father of oily in this chapter...

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  • True politician, Kudla

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Jai jai yediyurappa. Pls join AAP.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    On expect lines!!

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  • ca giishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Distribution of 40% among stake holders...., sharing and caring at its best....!!!!! Jokara hai tho mumkin hai...

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