CBI raids on Yeddy's residences, Yeddy moves court for anticipatory bailMay 16, 2012 15:50
The Central Bureau of Investigation has conducted raids on the residences of the former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader Yedyurappa in Bengaluru and in Shimoga on Wednesday.
A team of nine members headed by CBI inspector general Lakshminarayana have carried out the search operations. The officials have recovered some key documents from the residences pertaining to mining activities in the state.
The raids began at 6.15 AM and it was a joint operating consisting of officials from Hyderabad and Bangalore. The moment CBI conducted simultaneous raids at the places of Yedyurappa, the counsels of Yeddy moved the court seeking anticipatory bail to Yedyurappa and three of his family members.
It may be noted that the Supreme Court ordered CBI probe against the irregularities in mining that were allegedly committed by the then chief minister of Karanataka, Yedyurappa on May 11, 2012.
While Yeddy had hopes to destabilize Gowda’s government and come back to the power, the order of Supreme Court apparently dashed the hopes of Yedyurappa and his camp.