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Now, Kalt39swamy under Lokayukta lens


Special court orders probe into a complaint filed against him alleging illegalities in denotification of govt land in 2007 when he was the CM


A Lokayukta special court on Monday ordered an i

nvestigation into a private complaint filed against former Chief Minister and Janata Dal ( S) chief H D Kumaraswamy alleging illegalities in denotification of government land in 2007 when he was the CM. Lokayukta judge N K Sudhindra Rao directed the Lokayukta SP to probe it under Section 156/ 3 Cr PC ( investigation of cognizable case) and submit a report by February 6.

Complainant Madhuswamy has alleged that Kumaraswamy denotified 3.8 acres in Thanisandra village, which had been acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority ( BDA) for formation of residential sites in Arkavathy Layout.

Kumaraswamys action in October 2007 was in violation of rules, the complainant had alleged and named former minister C Chennigappa as one of the co- accused seeking action against them under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Kumaraswamy, son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, is the second former Chief Minister in the state after B S Yeddyurappa, to face allegations of irregularities in denotifying land acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority.

Another Yeddy ultimatum to BJP

An angry and upset former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday again gave a deadline to the BJP leadership to either reinstate him as CM or make him the party president in the state before January 15.

Yeddyurappa told reporters here that he was confident that the BJP high command would take a decision at an ” appropriate time” on his demand for which he would wait till January 15. But he made it clear that he has no patience to wait for too long or for the court cases to end.

” Let me see what will happen. I will wait till January 15,” he said as political circles were abuzz with reports that he might float his own party if the BJP central leadership does not meet his demand by then.Alarmed at the stand, a delegation of BJP MLAs from the city, under the leadership of Home Minister R Ashoka, met Yeddyurappa and pleaded with him not to take any ” hasty decision” on his future political course. ( OUR BUREAU)