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Yeddyurappa back in jail

Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, arrested last week in two corruption cases, was Wednesday taken back to jail -- shorn of the drama that had unfolded when he got admitted to two hospitals in three days

He was driven in an ambulance from government Victoria Hospital in Bangalore central business district to the city's central prison in eastern suburb Parappana Agrahara, about 10 km away.

The 68-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader may not be lodged in a cell immediately and may be admitted in the jail hospital, party leaders who met him at Victoria Hospital indicated.

Unlike early Sunday when he was brought from jail to Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research and Tuesday at the time of shifting to Victoria Hospital, Yeddyurappa's supporters and police did not try to shut out the view of the arrested BJP leader being wheeled to the ambulance.

The former chief minister was Saturday sent to judicial custody till Oct 22 in two corruption cases. His bail plea will be heard by the high court Thursday.

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