The aggression that former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa often displays in Karnataka's political circles was noticeably absent when he was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with cases of illegal mining and land de-notification.
Even as the political uncertainty in the state reached a crescendo on Sunday, Yeddyurappa spent six hours being interrogated by the CBI.
CBI sources told rediff.com that Yeddyurappa was polite, down-to-earth and also nervous during his questioning. He repeatedly told the CBI officers that he had done nothing wrong and was clean.
A large chunk of documents pertaining to various cases of corruption involving him were placed before him for verification, but the former CM denied all allegations.
Not too convinced with most of the answers, CBI sleuths are likely to call him in for questioning once again. This was merely the first round of questioning for the verification of the documents.
"We will have to ask him more questions based on the answers given by the other accused in the case," sources said.
The CBI will have to file a report before the Supreme Court on August 3. The report is not expected to be complete by that time and the agency may seek more time from the Supreme Court.