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BS Yeddyurappa challenges corruption case in High Court; cites political vendetta

Former Karnataka chief minister and state BJP Chief BS Yeddyurappa has filed a petition in the High Court, challenging the corruption case filed against him. The petition seeks to quash the criminal proceedings being carried out against him by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). Yeddyurappa filed the petition after the ACB summoned him to appear before it. The petition has been filed in Karnataka High Court. It is alleged in the corruption case that Yeddyurappa has been involved in de-notifying 257 acres of land from a preliminary notification of 3,546 acres, which was kept aside for the formation of the Dr K Shivaram Karanth Layout. This was illegal, as it had bypassed the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) committee’s approval. The corruption is alleged to have occurred when Yeddyurappa was the chief minister of Karnataka from May, 2008 to July, 2011.

The police have lodged two FIRs against Yeddyurappa in connection with the alleged corruption case. The complaint against Yeddyurappa has been registered by a member of a social organization known as Jana Samanya Vedike. Yeddyurappa said that the corruption case against him is bogus and is just a part of political vendetta against him. He said that he is being targeted because earlier the Income Tax Department had raided various properties of Karnataka Energy Minister D K Shivakumar.

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