Samaj Parivartana Samudaya (SPS), which has moved the Supreme Court over the illegal mining, has termed the purported deal between the kin of the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and South West Mining Ltd. (SWML) “bogus”.
S.R. Hiremath, founder-president of SPS, said the organisation had submitted additional documents pertaining to the deal to the Central Empowered Committee appointed by the Supreme Court, on April 13.
As per the documents available with the SPS, Mr. Yeddyurappa's sons Vijayendra and Raghavendra and son-in-law R.N. Sohan Kumar purchased two plots at Rachenahalli from seven persons through General Power of Attorney holder S.N. Krishnaiah Setty through two separate sale deeds at a cost of Rs. 20 lakh each in 2006.
“The government acquired the said land through a final notification (No. UDD 193 MNX 2004 dated February 23, 2004). It was on March 22, 2006 that the kin of Mr. Yeddyurappa purchased the plots. That means that the kin of Mr. Yeddyurappa purchased the said land from the sellers who actually didn't have the land titles. By that time the State government had already issued the final notification,” Mr. Hiremath said.
He said that the same land was denotified by the government on November 3, 2008, when Mr. Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister. Subsequently, his sons and son-in-law sold two plots to SWML in November 2010 for Rs. 10 crore each and documents point towards the whole deal being bogus, he said.