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.

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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”.

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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.


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