Yeddyurappa moves High Court seeking bail

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa being taken to the Agrahar Jail in Bangalore. File photo   | Photo Credit: KPN

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who has been remanded to judicial custody till October 22 by a Special Lokayukta Court in alleged land scam cases, moved the High Court today seeking bail.

A memo to this effect was filed by senior counsel Jayakumar S. Patil before Justice B.V. Pinto praying for posting it for tomorrow. 68-year-old Yeddyurappa is undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of a city hospital.

Facing imminent arrest, Mr. Yeddyurappa surrendered before the Lokayukta Court on Saturday after it rejected his bail application. He was taken to Parappana Agrahara central prison.

At around 1.40 AM on Sunday, the BJP leader, largely credited with installing the first party government in south India in 2008, complained of discomfort in the chest, and was shifted to the state-run Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research.

Mr. Yeddyurappa, who is under observation in the intensive care unit of the hospital, has undergone blood tests, ECG and echo. A chronic diabetic and hypertension patient, he underwent ‘stress nuclear scan’ one-and-half months ago.

The Lokyukta court issued arrest warrant against Mr. Yeddyurappa in two of the five corruption cases pertaining to denotification of lands in a multi-crore land scam in which he is the prime accused.

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