Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday moved the Karnataka High Court seeking quashing of the Lokayukta report on illegal mining and questioned its recommendations to prosecute him under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Interestingly, Yeddyurappa, filed a petition with Lokayukta too, requesting it to reconsider the recommendation implicating him in the report on illegal mining of iron ore.
In his petition in the high court, Yeddyurappa prayed the court for quashing Chapter 22 of the report, which holds him guilty over the financial transactions between South West Mining Company and Prerana Education Society.
The Lokayukta recommendations relating to this transaction were beyond the scope of reference made by the government for probing illegal mining in the state, he said in the petition which is likely to come up for hearing before Friday.
The letter addressed to Lokayukta said, “there are certain errors which have crept in the said report, I am sure if notice was issued to me the finding would have been otherwise.” Yeddyurappa has categorically stated that he does not have any links with Prerana Education Society. He said that no approvals were given by his government favouring the Jindals. Economic Times