Yeddy got kick back of Rs 40 crore in illegal mining

B S Yeddyurappa and sons got a kick back of Rs 40 crore to facilitate mining barons, Jindal Steels in the illegal mining case, the Central Bureau of Investigation has stated in its chargesheet filed today. The CBI which is probing the illegal mining case against Yeddyurappa at the behest of the Supreme Court has named Yeddyurappa as the main accused in the case.
The CBI first filed a report before the Supreme Court and subsequently a chargesheet before the CBI court in Bangalore. It has named in all 13 accused in the case. Yeddyurappa is the main accused while his sons and son in law are named. In addition to this the chargesheet names Jinda, Krishnaiah Shetty, Prerna Trust and others in the case.
The chargesheet states that Yeddyurappa and hos sons received illegal gratification to the tune of Rs 40 crore from Jindal Steels. In return Yeddyurappa who was the Chief Minister of Karnataka helped process the mining lease applications for Jindal. Further Yeddyurappa also banned exports of ore to enable Jindal to speculate in the local markets. Lastly he also helped Jindal continue with a memorandum of understanding with the state owned Mysore Minerals which helped the company carry out mining.
Yeddyurappa is being named for the second time in a mining report. Earlier the Lokayukta had named him following which he lost his chair. Now Yeddyurappa will have to face trial in the CBI court. He will have to appear before the court and answer the charges following which the trial would commence.

Author: Vicky Nanjappa

just a reporter

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