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Yeddyurappa will have to wait for bail, though sons get relief

October 20, 2011 17:32 IST

While former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa may have to wait another day to find out if he would be let out on bail or not, his sons however got some relief from the high court which stayed two conditions imposed on them.

The special Lokayukta court which had granted bail to Yeddyurappa's sons, B Raghavendra and Vijeyendra had directed them to furnish details regarding their company and also their bank account details.

The duo had challenged the same before the Karnataka high court. Justice Pinto who heard the matter stayed these two conditions until further orders of the court.

Meanwhile, the court heard arguments advanced by Yeddyurappa's counsels at length. Yeddyurappa who had filed for bail after the Lokayukta court issued a warrant against him has in his interim prayer also sought interim bail.

Arguments commenced at 11.30 am on Thursday and went on till 4.45 pm.

His counsels argued that the private complaint against Yeddyurappa itself was frivolous, and hence the case should not survive. Further they also argued that it was unfair for the court to reject his bail based on a private complaint.

Further it was argued that the denotification of land which is the issue in this case was an administrative action which was taken by the chief minister. Hence it was not bad in law.

The last point of argument was that it was unfair on part of the Governor to bifurcate the sanction order. This meant that when a private complaint was filed the sanction for prosecution was to be given against the persons named in the complaint.

However over 15 persons were made a party and this according to Yeddyurappa's counsel was not meeting the ends of justice.

Although Yeddyurappa had been admitted in hospital immediately after his arrest there was no whisper about his health conditions which means they are not seeking his bail on health grounds.

The matter will continue on Friday morning.
Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru