HC adjourns Yeddyurappa appeal to March 29

Bangalore: Karnataka High Court today adjourned to March 29 hearing of an appeal filed by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa challenging a single judge`s order dismissing his pleas for quashing the summons issued to him by a lower court in land scam cases.

A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen adjourned the petition in view of the ongoing boycott by the advocates.

Yeddyurappa has moved the court challenging the January 31 order of Justice Anand Byrareddy dismissing his two petitions praying for quashing of summons issued to him by Lokayukta court in connection with land scams.

The Lokayukta court had issued the summons to Yeddyurappa and 14 others on private complaints filed by advocate Sirajin Basha alleging illegal denotification of Bangalore Development Authority land in Arkavathy Layout, Devarachikkanahalli, Arekere, Uttarahalli and Agara favouring his family members when he was the chief minister.