Yeddyurappa's fate to be decided today- Court to deliver verdict in Rs 40 crore bribery case

Yeddyurappa and his family are accused of accepting bribe of Rs 40 crore

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Bengaluru, Oct 26: It is judgment day for BS Yeddyurappa, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and the state BJP president on Wednesday. A special CBI court is expected to pronounce its verdict in the Rs 40 crore corruption case on Wednesday in which Yeddyurappa and his family members are accused.

The allegation is that Yeddyurappa and his family were bribed for grant of official favours when Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Yeddyurappa, his two sons, son-in-law, JSW Steel and four of its Bellary-based affiliates have been named as accused in the case.

Yeddyurappa's fate to be decided today

On October 16 2012, the CBI had filed a chargesheet alleging that Rs 20 crore had been deposited in the personal bank account of BY Raghavendra, Vijendra (sons of Yeddyurappa) and Sohan Kumar, his son-in-law.

The amount, according, to the chargesheet was deposited between August and September 2010. Further the chargesheet also states that a sum of Rs 20 crore had been donated to the Prerana Education Trust which is run by Yeddyurappa's sons.

It was also alleged that the sum of was deposited to facilitate the waiver of mining dues and also move files relating to mining lease applications. The CBI states that the amount came from South West Mining Company, which is an affiliate of JSW steel.

Further it is alleged is that Yeddyurappa and his family members had illegally sold off an acre of land, notified by the government near Bengaluru, to JSW steel affiliates for Rs 20 crore. This according to the CBI was done to cover up the bribe on behalf of the steel firm.

CBI says that the land was acquired illegally and the same was made possible by misusing Yeddyurappa's official position as Chief Minister.

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