A special CBI court in Bengaluru on Wednesday acquitted former Karnataka chief minister and BJP state unit President B S Yeddyurappa and others in a corruption case.
The allegations are that Yeddyurappa, his two sons, son-in-law and a steel conglomerate JSW are involved in criminal conspiracy, bribery,forgery and corruption in a case. In reaction to a payment of Rs 40 crores to a family run trust
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Yeddyurappa, who led the BJP to its first ever government in the south in 2008 elections, had to relinquish the chief minister’s post following his indictment by the Lokayukta report on illegal mining submitted on July, 2011 by the then anti-corruption ombudsman Santosh Hegde.
CBI had registered an FIR against Yeddyurappa and others, and raided their residential and other premises as part of the probe ordered by the Supreme Court on recommendations of the Central Empowered Committee set up by it to look into illegal mining.
Yeddyurappa and his family members also spent some time in jail in connection with the case.