November 3rd, 2011
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Yedyurrapa granted bail in one case

yeddyurappaBangalore: The Karnataka High Court granted conditional bail to former Chief Minister Yeddyurappa in a corruption case relating to alleged irregularities in denotifying lands.The court granted Yeddyurappa bail in one of the two cases and is set to hear the other land denotification case on Thursday afternoon. If the former chief minister gets bail in the second case then he will be out of judicial custody.

While allowing him bail, Justice BV Pinto directed him to furnish a surety for Rs 5 lakh and not to tamper with evidence.The former Karnataka chief minister spent Diwali in jail after he withdrew his interim bail plea on October 24. Yeddyurappa was arrested on October 15 after a special Lokayukta court charged him in alleged irregularities in denotifying government land.

However, Yeddyurappa was shifted to a hospital on October 16 citing chest pains. He returned to jail on Wednesday after getting discharged from the hospital on Tuesday only to get admitted in another hospital the very same evening.

There are five cases against Yeddyurappa. However, he is in jail in connection with only two cases. Facing arrest, Mr Yeddyurappa had surrendered before the Lokyukta court, where advocate Sirajin Basha had filed the complaints. Mr Yeddyurappa, his sons BY Raghavendra, a Lok Sabha memebr and BY Vijendra and son-in-law RN Sohan Kumar have also moved applications seeking anticipatory bail in three other private complaints in which they have been named as accused by Mr Basha. Their pleas are being heard by Justice Billiappa on Thursday.


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