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Yeddyurappa's sons, son-in-law to be questioned by CBI

June 15, 2012 20:24 IST

The former Karnataka chief minister moved the high court after the CBI court dismissed their anticipatory bail petitions in the case registered by CBI on directions from the Supreme Court. Vicky Nanjappa reports

The noose around the neck of former chief minister of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa appears to be tightening. After summons were issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation to the former commissioner of the Bangalore Development Authority, it was on Friday the turn of Yeddyurappa's sons and son-in-law to be summoned for questioning.

Yeddyurappa's two sons and son-in-law are likely to be questioned from Saturday onwards. The CBI is likely to question Yeddyurappa last in two cases -- denotification of land and illegal mining.

On Thursday, the CBI questioned former BDA chief, Siddaiah in connection with the denotification of land allegedly done at the behest of Yeddyurappa.

Siddaiah, who is currently the principle chief secretary, was heading the BDA when Yeddyurappa was the chief minister of the state.

He was questioned for nearly 30 minutes by the CBI and sources informed that the CBI obtained credible evidence from him. An additional chargesheet will be filed based on the information obtained by the CBI.

In the days to come the CBI will summon more officials from the mines and geology department, and also revenue officials.

Meanwhile, the high court of Karnataka has adjourned arguments to Monday on the anticipatory bail plea filed by Yeddyurappa. He had moved the court after the special CBI court rejected his bail plea.

Vicky Nanjappa In Bangalore