One more complaint filed against BSY, Somanna

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Bangalore, Nov17: In fresh trouble for former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, another complaint was on Thursday filed against him and Housing Minister V Somanna in the Lokayukta court in an alleged land scam.

The complaint pertains to alleged acquisition of 22 guntas (a gunta is 1/40th of an acre) of government land in Nagadevanahalli by Somanna in his wife's name in 2005 and getting it denotified in 2009 when Yeddyurappa was Chief Minister, causing an estimated Rs eight crore loss to the state exchequer.

The land was originally acquired by Bangalore Development Authority for formation of Nagarbhavi Layout in 1993.

Besides Yeddyurappa and Somanna, the complaint filed by one Ravikrishna Reddy was also against Somanna's wife Shailaja.

Sommanna joined BJP after quitting Congress in 2007.

The High Court had on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Yeddyurappa and his family members in two complaints on alleged irregularities in denotification of government lands.

Advocate Sirajin Bhasha had filed the complaints in the Lokayukta special court alleging denotification of land illegally by Yeddyurappa to favour his family members.

Yeddyurappa had earlier secured bail in two of the five private complaints regarding alleged illegal denotification of government lands.


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