It is related to the denotification of acquired land

The Karnataka High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, his sons, and son-in-law in the last of the five cases of corruption against them in connection with the denotification of acquired land.

The court also refused to cancel the bail granted by the Special Lokayukta Court to Mr. Yeddyurappa's sons and son-in-law.

Cases

Following Monday's orders, Mr. Yeddyurappa, sons B.Y. Raghavendra and B.Y. Vijayendra, and son-in-law R.N. Sohan Kumar have now secured anticipatory bail in three cases and regular bail in two cases, which were all initiated by the Special Lokayukta Court based on private complaints filed by Sirajin Basha.

Now, they cannot be sent to prison even if they are arrested in connection with the three cases.

Justice H. Billappa, while granting the anticipatory bail, directed the accused to furnish a bond for Rs. 2 lakh each along with two surety of the like sum.

Directions

They were directed not to come in contact with the witnesses, not to tamper with the witnesses, and not to leave the country without the prior permission from the Special Lokayukta Court.

In his order, Justice B.V. Pinto rejected the petition filed by Mr. Basha challenging the order of the Special Lokayukta Court, which had granted bail to Mr. Raghavendra, Mr. Vijayendra and Mr. Sohan Kumar.

Adjourned

Meanwhile, the High Court adjourned hearing to December 5 on petitions filed by Mr. Yeddyurappa, challenging the process issued by the Special Lokayukta Court in all these cases.

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