15 Oct '11, 8pm

India ex-minister arrested

India ex-minister arrested

BANGALORE, India: A powerful former leader of a southern Indian state was arrested on Saturday on accusations of taking kickbacks in exchange for illegally selling government land. The former chief minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yeddyurappa, surrendered to authorities in state capital Bangalore after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. Authorities allege that the illegal land deals cost the Karnataka state coffers 4.65 billion rupees ($950 million) while Yeddyurappa and members of his family are said to have personally gained 1.89 billion rupees. Judge N.K. Sudhindra Rao ordered the arrest of Yeddyurappa earlier on Saturday and said bail could not be granted in the case due to its "gravity". Lawyers for the former Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief minister, who is among 14 accused in the case, had asked the judge not to order the arrest of Yeddyurappa,...

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