Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will continue to remain in jail as the state high court on Friday adjourned to November 8 further hearing on his second bail application in a graft case.
Justice B V Pinto, who on Thursday granted conditional bail to Yeddyurappa in another corruption case, said he needed time to study it and wanted some more clarification.
With this, hopes of walking free today have eluded 68-year-old Yeddyurappa who is in judicial custody for the past 21 days.
"I am still studying the case. The study is in progress and not yet completed. I need further clarifications", Justice Pinto observed.
Justice Pinto had on Thursday allowed the bail plea by Yeddyurappa in one of the two complaints in which he has landed in jail and reserved order for Friday on the other.
Even as Yeddyurappa got relief on a complaint in which he has been accused of denotifying government land for personal gains, the order on another complaint was awaited on Friday.
Yeddyurappa, who has been accused of illegally denotifying land, is facing trouble for his alleged involvement in the scam that saw his family members getting prime land at throwaway prices during his Chief Ministership.
Yeddyurappa and his family members have filed anticipatory bail applications in three other cases on which the hearing was adjourned to November 8 by the high court on Thursday.
Besides Yeddyurappa, his two sons, B Y Raghavendra, a Lok Sabha member and B Y Vijendra and son-in-law R N Sohan Kumar who are among the other accused, have sought anticipatory bail, fearing arrest in the complaints, filed by Advocate Sirajin Basha, proceedings of which are on before the Lokayukta Court.