In yet another twist in the Jarkiholi sex scandal, ex-BJP minister Ramesh Jarkiholi on Saturday, claimed that Karnataka Congress chief D K Shivakumar (DKS) had allegedly released the controversial sex CD. Terming DKS 'impotent', Jarkiholi claimed that DKS was trying to defame him. DKS has claimed that Jarkiholi was frustrated, refuting such allegations.
"DK Shivakumar is not a man, he's impotent. If he were a man, he could have fought with me directly. He is trying to defame me through a sex CD conspiracy. It shows nothing but impotency," said Jarkiholi.
Reacting to these allegations, DK Shivakumar said, "He is frustrated. Every day, he speaks whatever he wants. They are in the government, they have SIT & officials. Let them investigate and take action." On Sunday, Jarkiholi's supporters attacked the convoy of DKS in Belgavi.
On Friday, the woman who allegedly features in the sex CD with Jarkiholi has filed a written complaint against him via her advocate Jagadesh Kumar. Releasing a 29-second-long clip, she has said that she has decided to muster courage and file a complaint and sought security for her kin from ex-CM Siddaramaiah, KPCC President DK Shivakumar and others, as per reports. FIR has been registered against former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi. FIR registered under 376C ( Sexual intercourse by person in authority), 354A (sexual harassment), 504 (intentional insult), 506 (criminal intimidation), 417 (cheating) sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 67A IT Act (publishing material of sexually explicit act).
A Bengaluru activist approached the Cubbon Park police with a complaint alleging that Jarkiholi (Water resources minister) asked for sexual favours to offer a woman a job in Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited. The activist complainant, Dinesh Kallahalli, has allegedly submitted a CD that has the clip involving Jarkiholi and the woman, along with audio clips. He alleged that the girl had approached the minister to seek permission to operate drone cameras to shoot a dam for a documentary, during which she was offered a job at Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd, in return for sexual favours. BJP has cried foul alleging conspiracy and Congress has sought CM's resignation, while Jarkiholi has refuted it, but resigned from his cabinet post. Kalhalli withdrew the complaint stating that 'victim's image was getting spoilt online', while the Bengaluru police have registered a case of conspiracy and blackmailing against unknown persons based on ex-Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi's complaint.