Updated May 31st, 2024 at 17:29 IST

BREAKING: Rape Accused Prajwal Revanna Sent to Police Custody Till June 6

BREAKING: Rape Accused Prajwal Revanna Sent to Police Custody Till June 6

Reported by: Digital Desk
Prajwal Revanna Arrested: He was taken into custody in a fast-tracked procedure by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the early hours of May 31. | Image:Republic Digital
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Bengaluru: Rape accused Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, who was arrested late last night and has been remanded to six-day police custody until June 6 after appearing in a Bengaluru court on Friday. The 33-year-old grandson of JD(S) leader and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda had been avoiding a summons and remained abroad for just over a month.

Upon his return from Germany's Munich to Bengaluru past midnight, he was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and taken in for questioning. Lawyers representing the JD(S) MP would have access to meet him (Prajwal Revanna) daily between 9:30 am and 10:30 am. This decision comes after the SIT team investigating the allegations against Revanna requested a 15-day police custody for him.

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Prajwal had on May 29 filed an anticipatory bail plea at the Principal City and Sessions Court for Elected Representatives, which issued a notice to the SIT to file objections before posting the hearing for Friday.

In the first case registered against him at the Holenarasipura Town police station in Hassan on April 28, Prajwal is accused of sexually harassing a 47-year-old former maid. He is listed as accused number two, while his father and Holenarasipura MLA, H D Revanna, is accused number one.

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Prajwal has been so far booked in three cases of sexual assault. There are also charges of rape against him.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has served a show-cause notice to Prajwal asking why his diplomatic passport should not be cancelled as sought by the Karnataka government in view of allegations of sexual abuse against him.

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Deve Gowda had recently issued a 'stern warning' to Prajwal, asking him to return to the country and face a probe into the sexual abuse allegations, while asserting there will be no interference from him or other family members into the enquiry.

The JD(S) supremo had reiterated that his grandson should be given the harshest punishment under the law "if found guilty".

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Prajwal's uncle and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy too had repeatedly appealed to his nephew to return to the country from abroad and face the probe.

JD(S) has suspended Prajwal Revanna from the party following the allegations. 

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Published May 31st, 2024 at 16:53 IST