Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who was sent to judicial custody on Saturday, has been shifted to a hospital from jail in the early hours after he complained of chest pain.

68-year-old Yeddyurappa is undergoing treatment in the ICU of Jayadeva Hospital, doctors said.

He had high blood pressure and vomited a couple of times, which prompted the jail authorities to rush him to hospital, sources said, adding his condition is stated to be stable.

The Special Lokayukta court on Saturday rejected bail and issued an arrest warrant against Yeddyurappa who has been facing allegations of denotifying government land violating rules when he was the Chief Minister.

The BJP leader later surrendered before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody till October 22.

A team of doctors headed by Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Director Dr C N Manjunath examined Yeddyurappa, sources said.

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and some of his ministerial colleagues visited the hospital and enquired about the health of Yeddyurappa.

Home Minister R Ashoka, Minister for Water Resources Basavaraj Bommai, Excise Minister M P Renukacharaya, Law Minister S Suresh Kumar and Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje also visited him, the sources said.

Several MLAs made a beeline to the ICU ward where Yeddyurappa is undergoing treatment.

Yeddyurappa, a chronic diabetic, was now suffering from high blood pressure, they said. 

(Agencies)