Minister for External Affairs S.M. Krishna on Friday moved the Karnataka High Court challenging the criminal proceedings initiated by the Special Lokayukta Court against him on the complaint that decisions taken during his tenure as the Chief Minister to de-reserve forest areas had resulted in illegal mining and caused losses to the State exchequer.
The Lokayukta police had filed a first information report (FIR) on the direction of the Special Lokayukta Court, which initiated action based on a private complaint filed by T.J. Abraham, an RTI and Dalit activist.
Besides Mr. Krishna, two other former Chief Ministers, N. Dharam Singh and H.D. Kumaraswamy, have also been named as accused in the FIR.
The petition is yet to be listed for hearing.