Bangalore, Oct 16 (ANI): Doctors attending to former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who has been shifted to a hospital from jail after complained of chest pain, have said that they will monitor Yeddyurappa for next 24-48 hours.
"Yeddyurappa was brought here at around 1:40 a.m. with complain of chest problem and dizziness£ He is a diabetic and also has stroke issues£ His previous conditions have made him more vulnerable£ We will monitor him for 24-48 hours," said Dr. C N Manjunath, HOD of Cardiology, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology.
"We will check whether he has genuine cardiac problem or not£. He has already undergone a Scan last month," he added.
According to sources, Yeddyurappa had high blood pressure and vomited a couple of times, which prompted the jail authorities to rush him to hospital.
Yeddyurappa, against whom an arrest warrant was issued in connection with cases regarding alleged irregularities in denotification of government lands, surrendered before the Lokayukta Court in Bangalore on Saturday.
Earlier, the special Lokayukta Court rejected the anticipatory bail and issued an arrest warrant against him.
The court also denied bail to Yeddyurappa's former ministerial colleague S N Krisnaiah Setty, but gave relief to 14 other accused including the former Chief Minister's sons B Y Raghavendra, Lok Sabha MP and B Y Vijayendra, and son-in-law Sohan Kumar.
Former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde's independent inquiry into mining graft in Karnataka, accused Yeddyurappa and other key officials for causing a loss of at least 160 billion rupees to the state exchequer between 2006 and 2010 from illegal mining and a series of abuses.
Yeddyurappa tendered his resignation on July 31 to Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj, following allegations of corruption, that was later accepted. (ANI)