BS Yeddyurappa can fly again; Court returns his passport

1351005320_B_S_YEDDYURAPPABengaluru, Dec 1: Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa has got his passport back.
The passport that was impounded in the year 2012 following his arrest on alleged corruption charges was returned to him by special Lokayukta court which also quashed four FIRs against him.

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Arrest warrant against Yeddy

The Special Lokayukta court has issued an arrest warrant against former Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa. The court issued the arrest warrant after Yeddyurappa failed to appear before the court on two occasions in a row.
The case in question is pertaining to corruption which was filed by Sirajudin Pasha an advocate. Yeddyurappa had been arrested the last time in connection with the same case. He was however granted bail later by the High Court.
During the course of hearing, the special Lokayukta court had issued summons on two occasions directing him to appear before the court. However since he failed to appear, the court issued an arrest warrant against him.

@the high court

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a petition filed by B S Yeddyurappa challenging proceedings initiated by the Lokayukta against him in a corruption case. The court. After hearing arguments at length reserved orders on the matter.
The court which is also hearing a petition filed by Union External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna in connection with an illegal mining case adjourned hearing to tomorrow.
A private complaint had been filed against Krishna stating that he during his tenure as Chief Minister of Karnataka had shown favour as a result of which some companies indulged in illegal mining. This in turn had caused a loss to the exchequer of the state.
The Lokayukta court which was in reciept of this complaint ordered a probe following which a First Information Report too was filed leading up to an investigation. Krishna however challenged this matter before the court and obtained a stay order on the same.

Relief for SMK

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday stayed proceedings against external affairs minister S M Krishna in the illegal mining case for four weeks. Justice B V Pinto stayed the proceedings initiated by the Lokayukta Court while adjourning hearing on the matter to January 6th.
Krishna had challenged proceedings initiated against him by the special lokayukta court. A private complaint was lodged against him alleging that he had a role to play in illegal mining. An FIR too was filed against him after the court took cognisance of the matter.

Krishna moves HC

Union External Affairs minister, S M Krishna has moved the Karnataka High Court against the order of the Lokayukta court which directed the police to investigate the case against him in connection with illegal mining. The lokayukta police had on Thirsday filed an FIR against Krishna, Dharam Singh and H d Kumaraswamy.
A private compalint had been filed seeking a directive to probe charges of facilitating companies which led to illegal mining in the state. it was alleged that the three persons during their tenure as Chief Ministers of Karnataka had shown Ā favour to some companies and also deserved forests to facilittate illegal mining as a result of which a loss to the exchequer of the state was caused. the matter before the high court is expected to be listed on Monday for hearing.

Probe ordered against SMK

In a set back to external affairs Minister, S M Krishna, the Lokayukta court has ordered a probe against him in connection with the illegal mining case.
The Lokayukta special court also ordered probes against H D Kumaraswamy and N Dharam singh in connection with the same case.
Lokayukta (ombudsman) Special Court Judge NK Sudhindra Rao on Saturday directed police to complete the probe by Jan 6 and submit a report.
The order was passed on a private complaint filed by
TJ Abraham, who alleged that Krishna, Dharam Singh and Kumaraswamy had allowed large-scale illegal mining when they were chief ministers.