The Supreme Court declined to interfere with a Karnataka High Court order granting anticipatory bail to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in a case related to alleged favours in the granting of a mining lease.
An apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur told Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran that there was nothing in the high court order that came in the way of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducting its investigations into the matter and filing a chargesheet.
The court said the investigating agency could move the high court if Yeddyurappa was not cooperating with the probe. The apex court said this when Parasaran told the court that Yeddyurappa was not cooperating ever since the high court granted him an anticipatory bail June 21, 2012.
The court said, that the high court order granting him an anticipatory bail was subject to the condition that he would cooperate with the investigations.
"We have no manner of doubt that once you go to the high court saying that he is not cooperating it would issue necessary directions," said Justice Thakur.
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