Bangalore: Yeddyurappa cornered, CBI files chargesheet

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Bangalore, Oct 16: The former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa, who is all set to launch his new party after resigning from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), seems to have been cornered once again on Tuesday, Oct 16.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed charge-sheet against the former CM and many others over mining scam and illegal denotification of lands in the state. The investigative officers filed charge-sheet in a special CBI court in Bangalore.

Yeddyurappa, along with two sons Vijayendra and Raghavendra, son-in-law Sohan Kumar and nine others, has been charge-sheeted. Raghavendra is a Member of Parliament (MP).

CBI's latest move against Yeddyurappa and others must be the ill-effects of the report submitted by former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde who had indicted Yeddyurappa and others in the mining scam.

The former CM was forced to resign from his post and was sent to jail when Hegde submitted his shocking report in 2011. Hegde's report had revealed that both the state and the nation faced a loss of whopping Rs 20,000 crore since 2000 and the Yeddyurappa government alone might have caused at least Rs 1,827 crore loss. [Read: K'taka: Meet other 'corrupt' politicos besides Yeddyurappa]

The Supreme Court earlier had appointed CBI to investigate Yeddyurappa and his relatives' alleged roles in bribery and mining scams.

The former CM, his sons and son-in-law have been accused of accepting a bribe from several mining companies in order to serve some special favour.

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