Yeddy discharged from hospital, back in jail

Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, arrested in an alleged land scam case, was taken back to jail today after being discharged from the state-run Victoria Hospital.

The 68-year-old BJP leader, who is in judicial custody till October 22 in connection with the case, was taken to Parappana Agrahara jail in an ambulance after he insisted on receiving treatment in the prison itself. Hospital sources said upset with adverse media reports that he was staying in hospital to avoid being in jail, he insisted on undergoing treatment in the prison itself.

Yeddyurappa was shifted from the government-run Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology to Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, hours after the Karnataka High Court deferred till October 20 hearing on his interim bail plea.

The institute Director C N Manjunath had said the condition of Yeddyurappa`s heart condition was normal and stable but he suffers from other medical problems including diabetes and depression. After the advice by the Institute doctors, jail authorities had permitted shifting of Yeddyurappa noting that he required multi-disciplinary medical consultations. The Jayadeva hospital in its discharge summary also stated Yeddyurappa, who is a chronic diabetic required consultations from the Institute of Nephrology and Urology, adjacent to the Victoria Hospital.

Congress had taken a dig at Yeddyurappa on his hospitalisation, suggesting he was trying to avoid jail. Yeddyurappa had filed a bail application in the High Court on Monday. Facing imminent arrest, he had surrendered before the Lokayukta Court on Saturday last after it rejected his bail plea.

The Lokayukta court had on October 15 remanded Yeddyurappa to judicial custody till October 22 in cases relating to alleged irregularities in denotification of government lands. Hours after he was remanded to judicial custody by a local court on October 15, Yeddyurappa had complained of uneasiness and chest pain in the wee hours and was rushed to Jayadeva hospital.
On reaching the jail, Yeddyurappa underwent routine medical check up, prison officials said. He is now lodged in a cell and not been admitted to jail hospital yet, they said.