Lokayukta police on Saturday filed FIR against former chief minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa in connection with an alleged case of cheating in state Housing Board allotment scam.
He has been booked for cheating and criminal conspiracy under IPC sections 420, 120 (b) and 13 (1) (d).
The FIR was registered in the wake of the Principal District and Sessions Court on February 21 admitting a private case against him, his daughter SY Arunadevi, four of her assistants and two KHB officials in connection with irregularities in allotment of KHB sites under the discretionary and press quotas.
The court had directed the Lokayukta police to probe the case and file a report by March 14. The scam is worth an alleged Rs 500 crores.
The complainant had submitted to the court that Yeddyurappa had allotted KHB sites to four persons under discretionary and press quotas only to transfer them to his daughter Arunadevi\\\’s name when he was the Deputy Chief Minister.
It was further alleged that the illegally alloted KHB sites were given to one Manjunath under discretionary quota and Krishna, Shivashankar and Sandesh Gowda under press quota at its layout on the Kallahalli- ashipur Road. The three persons, who were allotted sites under the press quota, were not journalists.
The complainant had further stated that the KHB officials yielded to pressure from then Deputy Chief Minister Yeddyurappa and issued sale deeds even before they applied for the sites. Soon after they were allotted sites, they sold them to Arunadevi at less than the market value.
The FIR has come as a major blow to the BJP as the party president Nitin Gadkari on Friday was insistent on Yeddyurappa\\\’s innocence claiming that he was being trapped.