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Former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa faces arrest over land scam

Last updated on: October 15, 2011 12:46 IST

The Lokayukta court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant against former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa. The court rejected his bail application in connection with a land de-notification case.

The arrest warrant will be executed by the Lokayukta deputy superintendent of police.

Bail has been granted to his sons and sons-in-law, who were also named as accused in the case.

The Lokayukta police have not indicated the date on which Yeddyurappa will be arrested, as they are yet to get the warrant from the court. But the warrant is likely to be issued soon and the next hearing is on Tuesday.

There are 22 accused in the case including Yeddyurappa's sons Raghavendra and Vijyendra.

Yeddyurappa was not present in court when his bail plea was rejected, as he had a back ache.

The former chief minister's legal team is now preparing an appeal and may file it in the high court on Monday.

Meanwhile, High Court Justice B S Patil has recused himself from the case, after the petitioner stated that he had no faith in the judge.

Vicky Nanjappa