Illegal Mining Scam: CBI raids BS Yeddyurappa’s residence

A special nine-member team of CBI who is probing the illegal mining case, on Wednesday conducted raid at the residences of former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and his kin in Bangalore and Shimoga, being alleged in connection with the multi-crore mining scam.

“Our teams are searching for certain documents in the residences of Yeddyurappa and his relatives in Bangalore and Shimoga. The search is still on,” a senior CBI official told source reporters.

Searching move came just few hours while the agency has registered an FIR on the Supreme Court’s order against Yeddyurappa and his sons – BY Raghavendra and BY Vijayendra – and son-in-law Sohan Kumar under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Raids are on eight places in state including Yeddyurappa’s Dollars’ Colony home and his Shimoga home.

A CBI official said, “The Supreme Court has ordered a specific probe against Yeddyurappa. It is about the funding received by an NGO run by Yeddyurappa’s family. The NGO was funded by mining and industrial companies.”

Following Supreme Court 11 May’s order for a special investigation by the CBI against him, another graft charge is of receiving funding of Rs.2.5 crore by Bhagat Homes Ltd and Rs.3.5 crore by Dhavalgiri Property Developers Ltd, run by Yeddyuppa’s kin.

Presently, Yeddyruppa is facing tough time in political considerations and it has been said that he has put down his decision to quit from the politician.

Moreover, being efforts for his reinstatement as Chief Minister and resolving issues, Yeddyruppa has targeted Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda by accusing him of insulting and casting aspersions on him.

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