Yeddyurappa shifted to hospital from jail

Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who was sent to judicial custody on Saturday, has been shifted to a hospital from jail in the early hours after he complained of chest pain.

68-year-old Yeddyurappa is undergoing treatment in the ICU of Jayadeva Hospital, doctors said. He had high blood pressure and vomited a couple of times at about 0145 hrs, which prompted the jail authorities to rush him to hospital, sources said, adding his condition is stated to be stable.

The Special Lokayukta court on Saturday rejected bail and issued an arrest warrant against Yeddyurappa who has been facing allegations of denotifying government land violating rules when he was the chief minister. The BJP leader later surrendered before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody till October 22.