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Karnataka sex scandal: Prajwal Revanna, arrested in Bengaluru upon return from Germany, to be produced in court today
Sex Scandal
Image Credit: X/Prajwal Revanna

Karnataka sex scandal: Prajwal Revanna, arrested in Bengaluru upon return from Germany, to be produced in court today

| @indiablooms | 31 May 2024, 11:49 am

Bengaluru/IBNS: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda's grandson and suspended JDS leader, Prajwal Revanna, who is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women, will be produced in court on Friday, media reports said.

Revanna, who was arrested in Bengaluru upon his return from Germany in the wee hours on Friday, is now in SIT custody.

On May 1, four days after he fled the country, Revanna posted a message on X saying, "I am not in Bengaluru... I have communicated (to the police) through my lawyer. The truth will prevail soon."

He represented Karnataka's Hassan Lok Sabha seat in the outgoing term and has been nominated to defend the constituency in the 2024 general election. The JDS is allied with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP.

Revanna's message comes after a stern warning from Deve Gowda, who told his grandson to return home and surrender "or face your family's anger".

Allegations against him include include rape, sexual assault, disrobing women, and forcibly video-graphing sexual acts to intimidate the victims.

Prajwal reportedly fled to Germany on April 27, a day after polling concluded in Hassan, where he was re-contesting his seat.

A Blue Corner Notice has been issued by Interpol at the behest of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and an arrest warrant from a Special Court is currently active.

His father, HD Revanna, a 66-year-old former minister, was arrested by the state police on May 4 in connection with an alleged kidnapping case of a woman allegedly raped by Prajwal Revanna and is currently out on bail.

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