Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday challenged in the high court dismissal of his two petitions seeking quashing of summons issued to him by a lower court in connection with alleged land scams.

On January 31, Justice Anand Byrareddy had dismissed the two petitions after hearing arguments of the petitioner and advocate Sirajin Basha on whose private complaints the Lokayukta court had issued summons against Yeddyurappa and 14 other accused.

The Lokayukta court had on August 8, 2011 issued summons against Yeddyurappa on charges of illegally denotifying Bangalore Development Authority land in Arkavathy layout, Devarachikkanahalli and Arekere favouring his family members.

Another complaint against Yeddyurappa relates to denotification of land in Uttarahalli and Agara villages, on which also the Lokayukta court had issued summons on August 23.