Updated June 2nd, 2024 at 12:22 IST

SIT Searching For Bhavani Revanna, Home Minister Parameshwara Says 'She Will Be Arrested'

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said a search is on to "arrest" Bhavani, who is found "absconding".

Reported by: Digital Desk
Bhavani Revanna with her husband and JDS MLA HD Revanna | Image:X
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New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team is searching for rape accused and suspended JDS leader Prajwal Revanna's mother, Bhavani Revanna, after she skipped the summon issued by the investigating agency.

The SIT had asked Bhavani Revanna to be present at her home, ‘Chennambika Nilaya’, on June 1 for interrogation. However, when a team of SIT sleuths reached Bhavani’s residence in Holenarasipura in Hassan district, she was not present.

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Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said a search is on to "arrest" Bhavani, who is found "absconding". She is hiding somewhere and will be arrested soon, he added."They (Special Investigation Team) are searching for her (Bhavani) to arrest her. It's not known where she is. She will be arrested once she is found. It is a due process of law and nothing else," said Parameshwara, as quoted by PTI.

SIT Carries Out Multi-City Searches

SIT carried out searches at various locations in the last 24 hours looking for Bhavani Revanna. Two women lawyers reached 'Chennambika Nilaya' on Saturday evening and met the SIT officials. They did not disclose the purpose behind the meeting. Bhavani had communicated through her lawyers that she was unwell and would appear before them shortly, reported PTI.
 
The SIT carried out searches at various locations including Mysuru, Hassan, Bengaluru, Mandya and Ramanagara. The searches were also done at Bhavani's relatives' houses but she was not found. SIT has constituted various teams to look for Bhavani Revanna, said sources.

What are the Charges Against Bhavani Revanna

Bhavani Revanna, mother of suspended JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, us acused of kidnapping a woman. Bhavani's husband and Holenarasipura JD(S) MLA H D Revanna is on bail in the same case. Bhavani Revanna was summoned for questioning by the SIT in a case registered under sections 64(A), 365, 109, 120(B) of the IPC.

After the explicit videos showing women being sexually abused allegedly by their 33-year-old son Prajwal came out in open, the victim from KR Nagar in Mysuru was abducted by Revanna's confidant, said reports. The case was registered on a complaint lodged by the 20-year-old son of the victim. The complainant also said that his mother figured in the video where she was tied and raped allegedly by Prajwal.

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Published June 2nd, 2024 at 12:22 IST