New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's anticipatory bail plea till June 1 in connection to an alleged illegal mining case.

The BJP leader, who is under scanner for his alleged role in the state’s illegal mining scam, had filed the petition after the CBI raided his residences in Bangalore earlier this month. Besides the residences of Yeddyurappa, his two sons - BY Raghavendra, who is the BJP MP from Shimoga, and BY Vijayendra - and his son-in-law, Sohan Kumar's properties were also raided by the CBI.

During the raids, the CBI sleuths seized crucial documents from Yeddyurappa and his two sons indicating that the BJP leader received kickbacks from mining companies, which were allotted mining leases during his tenure. The donations were used to help the trusts run by Yeddyurapa’s family.

The CBI is due to submit its report to the Supreme Court by August and there are chances that it might summon Yeddyurappa for questioning and later arrest him. Earlier, the CBI had opposed Yeddyurappa's bail, claiming that it would hamper the ongoing investigations.

After the filing of FIR and the CBI raids, Yeddyurappa, his sons and son-in-law are seeking anticipatory bail.

Yeddyurappa's sons BY Raghavendra, BY Vijendra and son-in-law Sohan Kumar have been accused of securing denotification of 1.2 acres in Rachenahalli when Yedduyurappa was Chief Minister for a meagre sum of Rs 40 lakh and later sold it to a mining firm for whopping Rs 20 crore.

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