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Saturday, August 20, 2011

KARNATAKA MINING SCAM: Lokayukta initiates probe into Yeddyurappa role in illegal mining!!


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PTI / The Hindu / BANGALORE, August 20, 2011.

The Karnataka Lokayukta has set in motion the process to initiate criminal proceedings against former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurpapa for his alleged role in illegal mining. File photo
The Karnataka Lokayukta has set in motion the process to initiate criminal proceedings against former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurpapa for his alleged role in illegal mining. File photo - AP.


The Karnataka Lokayukta on Saturday set in motion the process to initiate criminal proceedings against former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurpapa for his alleged role in illegal mining.
Lokayukta Shivraj Patil ordered investigations into chapter 22 of the Lokayukta report on illegal mining in which Mr. Yeddyurappa has been indicted. The chapter related to financial transactions between a mining company and a trust owned and managed by Mr. Yeddyurappa’s family members in Shimoga.
Mr. Patil directed Lokayukta Police ADGP A.G. Gaonkar to conduct the probe into the matter, marking the commencement of follow-up action on the report, presented by his predecessor Santosh Hegde, in accordance with Governor H.R. Bhardwaj’s directive to initiate criminal proceedings against Mr. Yeddyurppa.
He has forwarded the copy of the Governor’s order to the Lokayukta police and directed it to “proceed in the matter in accordance with the law”.
Mr. Hegde submitted a voluminous report on illegal mining on July 27 and the Governor on August 3 asked the Lokayukta to initiate criminal proceedings against Mr. Yeddyurappa.

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