Spelling fresh trouble for former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, the Lokayukta Court on Tuesday ordered a probe into a complaint filed against him and his son alleging illegal denotification of land in Bhadravathi.
The Lokayukta Court Judge N K Sudhindra Rao directed the fourth Deputy Superintendent of Police, Lokayukta Bangalore Urban, Nahad, to conduct an inquiry into the complaint and get certified copies of the documents by the respective authorities as claimed by the complainant.
The court directed the complainant, advocate Vinod B, to file another set of documents by Wednesday and adjourned the case to August 2.
Besides Mr Yeddyurappa and his son B Y Raghavendra, MP, five others have also been named in the complaint, who the complainant alleged, are benamidars of Mr. Yeddyurappa, who executed the sale deed in favour of Dhavalagiri Properties, a company owned by his sons.
The complainant alleged that Mr Yeddyurappa abusing his official power had denotified 69 acres at Bhadravathi in 2010.
Mr Vinod also alleged that the former chief minister used the benamidars to get the lands transferred in the name of Dhavalagiri Properties, two months after denotifying them.
He also alleged that more than 250 acres of forest land located at Reserve Forest in Bhadravathi was denotified between 2010—2011, and alleged that Mr Yeddyurappa had amassed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.