Sources also reveal that the tainted ex-CM had no intentions of surrendering but was forced to after a strong message from the Lokayukta judge made him retrace back his steps to the court.
“Housing minister V. Somanna and irrigation minister Basavaraj Bommai arrived in BSY"s house early on Saturday. BSY and co. were confident of securing bail. But once the court rejected it, Somanna drove the trio out through the back gate, with BSY in the back seat and CCTVs switched off," said sources .
“They were on their way out of town. But when TV channels started flashing BSY was absconding, he was advised by well-wishers to surrender to avoid further embarrassment," said sources.
Yeddyurappa had gone missing from his Race Course Residence yesterday after the Lokayukta Police arrived at his residence with an arrest warrant. He however surrendered himself before the Lokayukta court later.
The BJP leader is currently hospitalised after he complained of ill-health following which he was admitted to the Jayadeva Hospital, Bangalore and is being closely monitored by the doctors.