New Delhi: In a major relief, former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa was acquitted in a graft case along with family members by a special CBI court on Wednesday.
 
Yeddyurappa and his family had been facing charges in a Rs 40 Crore bribe case related to the alleged grant of favours to JSW Steel affiliate to mine iron ore.
 
In October 2012, CBI had filed a charge sheet against 13 people including Yeddyurappa for corruption after a probe revealed that Rs 20 crore was deposited in personal bank accounts of Yeddyurappa’s sons B Y Raghavendra, B Y Vijendra and his son-in-law Sohan Kumar. 
 
The charge sheet further mentioned that Rs 20 Crore was donated by JSW Steel affiliates to Prerana Educational and Social Trust run by Yeddyurappa’s sons to facilitate waiver of mining dues.