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   CBI raids Yedyyurappa, files FIR
FIR against former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in connection with illegal mining, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Wednesday conducted simultaneous raids at the senior BJP leader’s residences here and in some other places in the state.

The FIR was filed in the office of the special CBI (XXI city and sessions) court judge Venkata Sudarshan.

Mine operator Praveen Chandra had allegedly paid Rs 2.5 crore and Rs 3.5 crore to firms run by BSY's son-in-law, R Sohan Kumar, and sons Raghavendra and Vijayendra, respectively, in return for obtaining lease.

The FIR follows a directive from the Supreme Court to the CBI to probe the allegation and will mark the commencement of the central agency's investigation into the issue.

A nine-member team headed by Inspector General of CBI Lakshminarayana commenced the raids at Mr. Yeddyurappa’s residences in Dollars Colony and Race Course Road here besides a firm owned by one of his sons, the sources told

Act, 2010, besides Sections 210, 409, 419 and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and various clauses of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Mr. Yeddyurappa on Monday said he had decided to quit the party but was putting it off heeding the advise of party senior leader Arun Jaitely and others.

Mr. Yeddyurappa, who was forced to quit last year after the Lokayukta report indictment on illegal mining

Tags - illegal mining case, Karnataka, CBI raids, Yeddyurappa, Yeddyurappa,Venkata Sudarshan, Praveen Chandra, FIR, Central Bureau of Investigation
Tue 15 May, 2012,9:52:15 PM
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