Court extends interim anticipatory bail granted to JD(S) MLA Revanna till May 20


PTI, May 17, 2024, 6:09 PM IST

Credit: PTI

Bengaluru: A court here on Friday extended the interim anticipatory bail granted to JD(S) MLA and former Karnataka Minister H D Revanna in a sexual harassment case till May 20, while reserving orders on his anticipatory bail plea till then.

The 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (ACMM) had earlier heard the matter on Thursday, and had given the 66-year-old interim relief till today.

The sexual harassment case registered against Revanna and his son and MP Prajwal Revanna at Holenarsipur town police station on April 28 pertains to alleged sexual harassment of a 47-year-old house help.

Prajwal reportedly left for Germany on April 27 and is still at large.

The complainant had claimed that the father and son had sexually harassed her at the MLA’s residence.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is probing the alleged sexual abuse charges against Prajwal and related cases, had sought custody of the former Minister.

Revanna’s advocates sought anticipatory bail in the case.

SIT had sent two notices to Revanna, son of JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, and Prajwal to appear before them for questioning in the case but both of them skipped it.

On Thursday, Revanna applied for anticipatory bail and SIT objected to this and sought either SIT or judicial custody. The court, after hearing both sides, decided to hear the matter again on Friday and till then gave relief to Revanna.

The court resumed the hearing today and, after hearing both sides, reserved order on the bail plea for Monday, and extended interim bail till then.

A Special Court for Elected Representatives on Monday granted bail to Revanna in connection with a kidnap case.
He was arrested by SIT on May 4 in an alleged case of abduction of a woman, linked to the allegations of sexual abuse of women by Prajwal.

The 33-year-old Prajwal is facing charges of multiple instances of sexually abusing women. The scandal has raised a political storm with the ruling Congress and BJP-JD(S) engaged in a slugfest.

An Interpol Blue Corner Notice has been issued against Prajwal in an effort to bring him back.

He was BJP-JD(S) alliance’s joint candidate from Hassan Lok Sabha segment, which went to polls on April 26.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Excise ‘scam’: Delhi court extends judicial custody of Kejriwal, Sisodia, K Kavitha

Udupi: DC suspends project director over Parashurama Theme Park allegations

Ex-army officer runs 160 km to mark Kargil Vijay Diwas anniversary

Mangaluru to get strict again with street vendors

Rahul Gandhi to appear before MP-MLA court in defamation case on July 26

In flood-hit village, Doctor helps woman deliver baby over phone

Kamala Harris is a radical left lunatic who will destroy America: Donald Trump

Related Articles More

Udupi: DC suspends project director over Parashurama Theme Park allegations

Surathkal: Youth killed in wall collapse

Karnataka Minister Patil calls BJP’s all-night agitation against MUDA ‘scam’ a ‘political drama’

Mangaluru to get strict again with street vendors

High-beam headlights: M’luru police collect Rs 5,86,500 as fines

MUST WATCH

Brahma Kumaris

Tapta Mudra Dharana

Banana Farming

Aghnashini River

Dr. Rajkumar


Latest Additions

Part Of Himachal’s Leh-Manali Road Closed After Cloudburst Triggers Flash Flood

President Murmu takes up role of teacher for school students, stresses environment conservation

Excise ‘scam’: Delhi court extends judicial custody of Kejriwal, Sisodia, K Kavitha

Udupi: DC suspends project director over Parashurama Theme Park allegations

Surathkal: Youth killed in wall collapse

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.