Granting a major relief to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Supreme Court has stayed the probe in connection to the alleged corruption allegations against him linked to 24 acre land denotification for benefitting some private parties.
While hearing Yediurappa’s appeal against the Karnataka High Court order, the top court bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde issued a notice and stayed the proceedings against him.
Karnataka High Court on March 21 rejected the plea filed by Yediyurappa seeking to quash the criminal case filed against him. The High Court had directed the special trial court to take cognizance of the offences against Yediyurappa and proceed further on the grounds of chargesheet filed by Lokayukta Police in 2012.
Karnataka High Court order came after businessman Alam Pasha had filed a plea questioning the 2016 order of the special court dropping the case against BS Yediyurappa. He had claimed that the contract for the development of the housing construction project was handed over to shell companies to claim money and get control of large tracts of land.