Contracts case: FIR registered against Karnataka ex-CM BSY, son | India News


BENGALURU: A few days after a special court ordered registering of an FIR against former chief minister BS Yediyurappa and others in an alleged corruption case, the Karnataka Lokayukta on Friday registered it under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC based on a private complaint by activist TJ Abraham.
According to the FIR, a copy of which is with TOI, Yediyurappa, a BJP parliamentary board member, is the prime accused in the case followed by his son BY Vijayendra, Shashidhar Maradi, Sanjay Chandrakant Ramalingam, MLA ST Somashekar (cooperation minister in the Basavaraj Bommai government), GC Prakash, K Ravi and Virupakshappa Yamakanamaradi.
Lokayukta sources revealed the FIR has been registered based on Abraham’s complaint accusing Yediyurappa and others of flouting norms and accepting bribes in return for granting BDA contracts when he was CM.
The FIR said, “Tenders were called for constructing flats in east Bengaluru. While the tender amount was Rs 575 crore, Ramalingam Constructions had quoted Rs 675 crore. However, at the board meeting on November 21, 2017, the tender was given administrative approval in favour of Ramalingam Constructions for Rs 666.2 crore. A letter of acceptance was issued to the firm, reportedly under pressure from then BDA chairperson ST Somashekar.” The FIR said: “Later, then BDA commissioner GC Prakash told Chandrakant Ramalingam that they (construction company) have to pay Rs 12 crore to Yediyurapppa if the project has to be continued.





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