An independent complainant who had filed two cases against Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa before a special court in Bengaluru in connection with the alleged land scam has moved the Supreme Court for vacating the stay on the proceedings granted by the state HC and put the trial on fast track.
Advocates Prashant Kumar and A.S. Bedi filed the petition on behalf of independent complainant Sirajin Basha in the top court registry on Monday and it has yet to go through listing process.
Mr Basha in his special leave petition accused the CM of “calculated slowdown and delay” of the proceedings before the special judge after governor H.R. Bhardwaj had granted sanction for prosecution of Mr Yeddyurappa on January 22.
“There has been a calculated slowdown and delay at every stage of the proceeding and even at pre-cognisance stage frivolous and non-maintainable applications (were) filed by the respondent accused persons (before the special court),” Mr Basha’s petition alleged. The SLP stated that six persons were named as accused, including the CM and his son-in-law R.N. Sohankumar in the two complaints of Basha. But the Karnataka HC stayed the proceedings on March 29 on the petition of Mr Sohankumar. Asian Age