In a huge relief to senior BJP leader and former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, a special CBI court on Wednesday acquitted him along with his two sons and son-in-law in a Rs 40 crore mining bribery case.
Here's the timeline of the case:
July 2011: Karnataka Lokayukta led by Santosh Hegde submitted its final report, indicting the then chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and nine other accused in the bribery case, which had cost Yeddyurappa his chief ministership. The report had also stated that there is evidence to prove that he had granted illegal mining licenses to mining companies and benefited from them.
October 2011: Yeddyurappa spent about three weeks in Bengaluru Central Jail.
November 2011: Yeddyurappa got bail after spending 23 days in jail.
March 2012: Karnataka High Court quashed FIR against Yeddyurappa and observed that “there is no case which is made out against Yeddyurappa under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act or any other law.”
May 2012: The Supreme Court directed the CBI to probe Yeddyurappa’s role in allegedly using his public office for granting favours to mining companies.
July 2012: Karnataka High Court granted anticipatory bail to Yeddyurappa in a case relating to alleged irregularities in denotification of government land in 2009.
November 2012: Yeddyurappa resigned as Member of Legislative Assembly and primary membership of BJP. Floated his own party – Karnataka Janata Paksha.
January 2014: Ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Yeddyurappa merged his party with BJP.
October 2016: A special CBI court in Bengaluru acquitted Yeddyurappa along with his two sons and son-in-law.
Updated Date: Oct 26, 2016 15:41 PM