CBI questions Yeddyurappa’s son in illegal mining case

A CBI team investigating the charges of kickbacks in illegal iron ore mining, today grilled former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa’s son and Lok Sabha member B S Raghavendra whose Trust had allegedly were bribed.
The CBI, which has issued summons, besides Raghavendra, to second son B Y Vijayendra and son-in-law Sohan Kumar, began questioning Raghavendra since morning.
According to sources, the questions mainly referred to alleged kickbacks received by ‘Prerana Trust’ owned by them from Jindal Group which is owning Jindal Steels in Bellary.
Already CBI has filed the FIR against Yeddyurappa, Raghavendra, Vijayendra and Sohan Kumar.
The family members, after the CBI Court refused their anticipatory bail petition, moved the High Court. The case has been posted for hearing for June 18.
It may be recalled that the CBI team, on a direction from the Supreme Court swung into action and raided the office and residences of the Yeddyurappa and his family members in Bangalore, Shimoga, Bellary simultaneously and filed the FIR in the CBI Court.
The questioning is expected to continue tomorrow also.
However, the CBI has so far not issued summons to Yeddyurappa to appear before it.(UNI)