Yeddyurappa, others granted anticipatory bail in corruption cases

The Karnataka High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to him and his family members in a corruption case.

Allowing the petitions filed by Yeddyurappa, his two sons namely B Y Raghavendra, B Y Vijayendra and son-in-law, R N Sohan Kumar, Justice H Billappa directed them to furnish Rs. 2 lakh bond and two sureties each for a like sum.

The Judge said that the apprehensions if any regarding the tampering of evidence or witnesses can be taken care of by imposing certain conditions and observed the petitions were maintainable and that the accused cannot flee from justice.

The Judge on listing the conditions while granting the bail said the accused should not leave the country without the prior permission of the court and shall not visit any places where witnesses reside. They should not tamper with witnesses or evidence and shall not attend the court regularly without any failure except for vital reasons and and should not commit any offence.

The judge said that if any condition was violated, the complainant Basha can approach the court for the cancellation of bail.

The judge added that there is enough material to indicate petitioner's apprehension of arrest in a nin-bailable offence and therefore the petitions are maintainable.

The court said that all the accused including B S Yeddyurappa, had been granted bail in two corruption cases and are ready to co-operate in the investigation. Besides, the petitioners had already granted the anticipatory bail in two other such cases by the same court earlier this month.

This is the fifth and the last corruption case filed by Advocate Sirajin Basha in the Lokayukta court against Yeddyurappa and others.

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