Bengaluru: Former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was summoned by the police in connection with an attempt to kidnap case involving BJP leader K.S. Eshwarappa’s personal assistant, has replied to the police stating that they need to go to his place and gather details as he is a senior citizen.
Malleswaram sub division ACP had recently issued notice to the BJP state president asking him to depose before him on Thursday, as his statement need to be recorded as part of the investigation related to kidnap attempt of Vinay, PA to Mr Eshwarappa.
Mr Yeddyurappa’s PA and relative, Santhosh, is a suspect in the case and it may be recalled that the police had questioned him several times in this connection.
It is learnt that Mr Yeddyurappa’s advocate has replied to the police notice on Tuesday, stating that the notice was issued the provisions of Criminal Procedure Code and as per the sections mentioned by the police, they have to specify which documents the accused or witness has to produce.
“However, the police have not mentioned which document my client has to produce before them. Also, the investigating officer has to go the place of the witness in case he or she is aged above 65 years.
Thus, Mr Yeddyurappa need not appear before the police but he has extended all support for an impartial probe. We have explained all these in our reply and the police have accepted the letter,” an advocate representing Mr Yeddyurappa said....