K'taka: Rs 6 cr kickbacks received by Yeddyurappa?

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Bangalore, Feb 22: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa may face more trouble for his alleged involvement in the illegal mining scam. The Dharwad-based Samaj Parivartan Samudaya (SPS), a non-government organisation has divulged a documentary evidence against Yeddyurappa proving his alleged involvement in receiving bribes from the mining companies for granting licences.

The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) received a 113-page document, and local newspapers reported that Yeddyurappa's real estate companies received bribes worth 6 crore for a 330-acre mining lease.

SR Hiremath, the founder president of SPS told the media that he had submitted the evidence to the CEC.

He was quoted as saying, "We have established that the connection between the favours done by Yeddyurappa as the chief minister and the mining minister and the money deposits (total of Rs 6 crore) by R Praveen Chandra in two companies is obvious. It is essential to further investigate the matter to establish corruption under the relevant Acts by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)."

In 2009, a mining lease was recommended by Yeddyurappa to the Mines Secretary, Government of India for Praveen Chandra and Yeddyruppa received kickbacks for the same.

Meanwhile, the granting of 330 acres land in Chitradurga district was notified in Oct 2010.

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