Ravi B Naik, Yeddyurappa's counsel also told Lokayukta that his client was given 'Z' category security and whenever he would travel, traffic came to a halt.
"It causes inconvenience to the people. Also, in the court, due to the security, judicial proceedings are being disrupted. Moreover, his presence is not required now," said Naik.
However, N K Sudhindra Rao, judge refused to pass an order for exemption and said that BSY could file an application on the days he was to appear.