CBI Special court acquits Yeddyurappa in 40 crore bribery case


Bengaluru: In the 40 crore bribery case former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa and 12 others were acquitted by a special CBI court on Wednesday.

Along with Yeddyurappa, his two sons and his son-in-law were also acquitted in this case.

In the year 2008 – 2011 when Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister, he was alleged to have allowed illegal mining in the state accepting bribes worth 40 crores. “Satyameva Jayate. Justice is done, I stand vindicated,” Yeddyurappa tweeted after the court verdict. He also thanked all well wishers, friends and supporters who stood with him in his tough times.

The CBI had filed a charge sheet against Yeddyurappa and 12 others on October 16, 2012. The BJP leader was jailed in 2011 for three weeks in the Rs 40 crore bribery case before he was given bail.

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