Tainted former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's bail plea was postponed for Friday, while his sons got some relief from the High Court as it stayed two conditions imposed on them.
The Special Lokayukta court which had granted bail to Yeddyurappa's sons, B Raghavendra and Vijeyendra, had directed them to furnish details regarding their company and also their bank account details.
Their bail plea was challenged by Advocate Sirajin Basha in the High Court, stating that both sons were equally responsible for the scam and were powerful.
B S Yeddyurappa's counsels argued that it was unfair for the
court to reject his bail based on a private complaint
Justice Pinto who heard the matter, stayed these two conditions until further orders of the court.
The court also heard arguments advanced by Yeddyurappa's counsels at length. Yeddyurappa who had filed a bail plea after the Lokayukta court issued a warrant against him, has in his interim prayer also sought interim bail. The hearing started at 11.30 am and went on till 4.45 pm yesterday.
His counsels argued that the private complaint against Yeddyurappa itself was frivolous and hence the case did not stand. They also argued that it was unfair for the court to reject his bail based on a private complaint.
Further it was argued that the denotification of land that is the issue in this case was an administrative action taken by the then Chief Minister. Hence it was not bad in law.
The last point of argument today was that it was unfair on part of the Governor to bifurcate the sanction order.
This meant that when a private complaint was filed the sanction for prosecution was to be given against the persons named in the complaint.
However, over 15 persons were made a party and this, Yeddyurappa's counsels argued, was not as per the law.