Special CBI court acquits Yeddyurappa in corruption charges

Photo of former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

Bengaluru (Karnataka): Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B.S. Yeddyurappa was today acquitted by a CBI special court for accepting bribes in the Bellary mining case.

In a relief to Yeddyurapppa, a special court for CBI cases on Wednesday acquitted him of all the charges in a case of allegedly showing favour to two mining companies and receiving illegal gratification from them through Prerana Trust, managed by his sons and son-in-law.

As many as 12 other accused, including Mr. Yeddyurappa’s two sons, B.Y. Vijayendra and B.Y. Raghavendra, son-in-law R.N. Sohan Kumar and former Minister S.N. Krishnaiah Setty, were also acquitted from all the charges due to lack of evidence.

“Justice is done, I stand vindicated,” Yeddyurappa tweeted thanking all his well wishers, friends and supporters “who stood with me in my tough times”.

After his release, he just said “Satyameva Jayate”.

Yeddyurappa was indicted for colluding in illegal iron-ore mining in the mineral-rich district of Bellary in August 2011.