Former CM shall face trial in corruption case, rules Karnataka HC
There is material to proceed in a case of corruption. When the vigilance court said so, the Karnataka High Court upheld it. The High Court had no option but to dismiss the petition filed by the former Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy.
He had challenged the proceedings of the vigilance court which observed that there is material to proceed against him in a case of corruption. The allegation relates to two plots in Bangalore Development Authority when the CM interfered for someone to gain possession.
The former CM argued that it was a politically motivated case. But the high court observed that it does not hold good now. The case has to proceed because the vigilance court, after examining the evidence, was of the view that trial is needed to find out the truth.
The HC said that there were no reason to differ with the order passed by the vigilance court.