The additional city civil and sessions judge court on Wednesday ordered an FIR to be registered and investigation taken up on a private complaint alleging corruption by former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa and his family members.
The order comes exactly a week after the high court of Karnataka on September 7 directed the special court to hear the complaint of corruption afresh.
The lower court had on July 8 dismissed the complaint, as the governor had refused to give sanction to the complainant, TJ Abraham.
The HC, however, ruled that the complainant was not the competent authority to seek sanction from the governor.
The complaint is against Yediyurappa, the then chief minister, and his family members, alleging that they obtained bribes in return for granting Bangalore Development Authority contracts.
Reacting to the order, Yediyurappa said he has full confidence in the judiciary. “There is no truth in any of these allegations. I will come out of all these (cases). These things are natural, I’m not bothered about it,” he said.
Asked whether there was any conspiracy against him, he said, “definitely”.