Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to the state Lokayukta in connection with the anticipatory bail plea filed by JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy on a private complaint alleging illegalities in denotification of government land in 2007 when he was the Chief Minister.

Justice K N Keshavanarayana ordered issue of notice when the application came up and adjourned it to April 20 for further hearing.

A chargesheet was filed on Monday by the Lokayukta Police against Kumaraswamy in the case.

Mahadevaswamy, the complainant, has alleged that Kumaraswamy denotified 3.8 acres in Thanisandra village when he was the Chief Minister at the behest of former minister C Chennigappa.

Besides Kumaraswamy, Chennigappa, Raviprakash and Sriram, who were erstwhile owners of the land, have been charged under various sections of the IPC including 420 (cheating), 120(b) (criminal conspiracy) and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

(Agencies)