17 October 2012

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Mining Land Scam CBI Filed Chargesheet against Ex CM B S Yeddyurappa and 13 others

The CBI had registered a criminal case against former Chief Minister of Karnataka and others in pursuant to the directions given by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on 11.5.2012.

Mining Land Scam CBI Filed Chargesheet against Ex CM B S Yeddyurappa and 13 others

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a criminal case against Yeddyurappa and the other accused on the directive of the Supreme Court   under the various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and the Karnataka Land (restriction on) Transfer Act.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a charge sheet in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bangalore against a former Chief Minister of Karnataka; his two sons; his son-in-law; a former Minister in the Govt of Karnataka; the then CEO & then Sr. Vice President of a Bellary-based Private Steel Company; a Shimoga-based Trust and five Bellary-based Private Companies
U/s 120-B r/w 109, 420, 468, 471 IPC; Sec.7, 9, 11, 12, 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 and Sec.9 r/w Sec.4 of Karnataka Land (Restriction on) Transfer Act.

The CBI filed a charge sheet in a trial court against former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and 13 others in a graft case related to the multi-crore rupee mining scam in the state during his tenure from 2008-2011.

Chargesheet is filed before special CBI court in Bangalore

CBI has filed chargesheet against following


2)His  son B.Y. Raghavendra

3)His Son B.Y. Vijayendra

4)Son-in-law R.N. Sohan Kumar

5)Their Shimoga-based Prerna Education Trust

6)Former state Muzrai minister Krishnaiah Shetty

7)Six mining firms, including the Bellary-based JSW Steels Ltd

8)JSW Steel represented by Sajjan Jindal

9)its CEO Vinod Nowal

10)and senior vice-president Vikash Sharma among others as the accused.

11)Anil Sood of South West Mining Company (a joint subsidiary of JSW), Srikant Shetty of Real Technical Solution Ltd

12)Muralidhar Dash of Jai Bharat Technical Services Ltd

13)Vivekananda Kulkarni of Industrial Techno Manpower Supply and Services Ltd.

Raghavendra is a BJP Lok Sabha member from Yeddyurappa's hometown Shimoga

CBI in its press release said that

During investigation, it was revealed that the accused persons allegedly hatched a criminal conspiracy during 2006 – 2010, and pursuant to the said conspiracy, two sons and a son-in-law of the then Chief Minister Karnataka purchased land for Rs.40 lakhs, which was notified for acquisition by the Govt. of Karnataka by violating various laws.

The said land was de-notified from acquisition by the then Chief Minister by allegedly abusing his official position in violation of various Government rules.

Further, the same land was sold at an exorbitant rate of Rs.20 crores to a Bellary-based Private group of companies even though the guidance value of the land was Rs.1.5 crores.

Investigation has also revealed that the said amount of Rs.20 crore was allegedly a cover up to the illegal gratification received from the Bellary-based Private company as a quid-pro-quo for not insisting for the recovery of Rs.890 crores from the same Company, which is the loss caused to a Govt.of Karnataka PSU by a joint venture with the same Private steel company.

Further, it is revealed that the said Bellary-based Private Company has allegedly paid through its sister companies, a sum of  Rs.20 crores as a donation to the Trust run by the kin of the then Chief Minister.

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Tags – Karnataka Ex CM Corruption Graft Case