Bangalore: Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj on Wednesday sanctioned the launch of criminal proceedings against outgoing chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for corruption.
The permission followed outgoing Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde’s recommendation that Yeddyurappa be tried for corruption in a huge illegal mining scam.
Bhardwaj sent a communication to the Lokayukta registrar, just before Hegde’s successor, Shivaraj Virupanna Patil, took over as Karnataka’s new ombudsman.