SC refuses to lift stay on criminal proceedings against Yeddyurappa

April 29th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition challenging the Karnataka High Court’s order staying criminal proceedings against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in an alleged land grab case.

A bench of Justices V.S. Sirpurkar and T.S. Thakur asked the petitioner, advocate Sirajin Basha, to move the High Court and directed the court to decide the matter in six weeks.

Advocate Basha had moved the apex court through advocate Prashant Kumar challenging the March 29, Karnataka High Court order which had allowed the petition filed by Yeddyurappa’s son-in-law Sohan Kumar.

Basha had sought directions to lift the stay on the criminal proceedings against Yeddyurappa and his family members in a complaint related to irregularities in denotification of land.

There are five complaints filed against Yeddyurappa’s family members and the Governor had accorded sanction to prosecute for offences committed under IPC section 405 (criminal breach of trust) and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. (ANI)

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