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Won't arrest BSY in three denotification cases: Lokayukta Won't arrest BSY in three denotification cases: Lokayukta

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Lokayukta police on Thursday in formed the Karnataka high court that they will not arrest former chief minister and BJP national vice-president BS Yeddyurappa in three cases pending before the court until filing of the counter on those petitions.

A submission to this effect was made by Venkatesh P Dalwai, counsel for Lokayukta police after obtaining instructions from the concerned parties. Recording them, Justice AN Venugopala Gowda adjourned the hearing to July 15 to enable the Lokayukta police to file their response.

Earlier, the judge, while declining to pass any express interim order in the matter citing a legal bar under section 19(3) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, sought to know the response of Lokayukta police vis-a-vis the plea regarding the liberty of the petitioner.

During the hearing, counsels for the former chief minister contended there were serious procedural errors in registration of the FIRs. They also informed the court there are 35 instances cited by Lokayukta police in terms of the CAG report and so far 13 FIRs were registered against the petitioner.

They also argued that Lokayukta police could not have launched prosecution based on the CAG report which is, in fact, the property of the state legislature which can also discuss and take a decision.

It was also argued that the Lokayukta special court had already rejected a private complaint filed in the same issue by a different person, other than Jayakumar Hiremath, RTI activist.

Last month, Lokayukta police had registered, in relation to denotification of 1 acre 17 guntas land at Bilekahalli (acquired for BTM Layout 4th Stage), about 5 acres at Halagevaderahalli, (acquired for Banashankari V Stage) and about 1 acre at JB Kaval (acquired for Mahalakshmi Layout extension) -all in favour of the landowners.

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