Supreme Court sends opinion to State of Karnataka on Yediyurappa’s plea

The Supreme Court on Friday issued an opinion to the State of Karnataka and others on a plea filed by former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa challenging an order of the Karnataka High Court refusing to set aside the charges against him for corruption.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana issued an opinion on the plea filed by BS Yeddyurappa and also suspended the Karnataka High Court order.

BS Yediyurappa challenged Karnataka HC’s order dated December 20, 2020, which refused to quash charges brought against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act in a case concerning the alleged unlawful denotification of several acres of land .

According to the complaint, it was alleged that BS Yediyurappa, a civil servant from 2000 to 2005 in his capacity as Minister of Industry in the Government of Karnataka, had “abused his official powers to facilitate large-scale misuse of land”. The complaint was filed by Karnataka Lokayukta Police on December 21, 2015, on a private complaint.

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