Yeddyurappa gets bail in one case, hearing in other on Friday

Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who got conditional bail in one corruption case on Thursday, continued to remain in jail, as the Karnataka high court has to still decide on his bail plea in another corruption case.

The first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief minister in south India, Yeddyurappa surrendered before a Lokayukta court on 15 October, after the court rejected his bail plea.

However, he managed to stay out of jail for four days by feigning illness. The disgraced chief minister finally landed in jail on 19 October.

On Thursday, the high court granted him conditional bail in one case and directed him to furnish a bond of Rs5 lakh and two sureties of the same amount, besides telling him not to tamper with the evidence.

However, he could not be released from jail as the court posted his bail plea in another case to Friday.

Sirajin Basha and K.N. Balraj, two Bangalore-based lawyers, got Karnataka governor H R Bharadwaj's permission to prosecute the then chief minister on several corruption charges. The two lawyers filed five private complaints relating to illegal land deals, allegedly entered into by Yeddyurappa, his two sons, a son-in-law, and a former minister.