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'Truth will prevail': Prajwal Revanna's first reaction after sex scandal allegations
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Photo courtesy: X/Prajwal Revanna

'Truth will prevail': Prajwal Revanna's first reaction after sex scandal allegations

| @indiablooms | 01 May 2024, 08:45 pm

Prajwal Revanna, the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader currently embroiled in a controversy over leaked explicit videos allegedly showing him sexually assaulting multiple women, has said the truth will prevail.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who has initiated a probe against him, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged that the diplomatic passport of Revanna be cancelled, as he has managed to leave the country despite being the key accused in the case.

"Sending the impeding police case and arrest, the accused Member of Parliament and NDA candidate for Lok Sabha Prajwal Revanna has fled the country and travelled abroad. It is learnt from the reports that he is travelling abroad on his diplomatic passport," Siddaramaiah's letter read.

"While the SIT is working round the clock to investigate the allegations of crimes against several women by Prajwal Revanna, getting him back to the country is of utmost importance so that he faces investigation and trial as per the law of the land," he added.

Prajwal Revanna is the grandson of former Prime Minister Deve Gowda.

Denying the allegations, Revanna, who was serving as the Hassan MP, said that he has informed the criminal investigation department (CID) that he is currently not in Bangalore, but will join the probe soon.

"As I am not in Bangalore to attend the enquiry, I have communicated to C.I.D Bangalore through my Advocate. Truth will prevail soon," he said in a post on X.

A case of sexual harassment and stalking was lodged against him on Sunday. The Karnataka government has also formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT), which may visit Hassan - the constituency that Prajwal represents in Lok Sabha and is contesting again this time - to investigate the charges.

Revanna, who is also the nephew of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, was suspended from the Janata Dal (Secular) on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old leader left for Germany on Saturday, a day after polling took place in Karnataka's Hassan from where he is a candidate, and shortly after the videos began circulating online.

The alleged scandal came to light after a woman filed a complaint against Revanna over sexual assault. She accused the JDS leader of sexually abusing her on several occasions between 2019 and 2022.

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