Karnataka Sex Tape Row: Third FIR Registered Against Prajwal; HD Revanna Remanded to Judicial Custody Extended Till May 14 | Updates

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Karnataka MLA HD Revanna (left) along with son Prajwal (Right). (Image: X)

Karnataka MLA HD Revanna (left) along with son Prajwal (Right). (Image: X)

Revanna was sent to Special Investigation Team (SIT) custody till May 8. His police custody is likely to end today

A Bengaluru court remanded JD(S) MLA and former Minister H D Revanna, who is facing kidnapping charges, to judicial custody till May 14 on Wednesday. Also, his bail petition before a sessions court has been posted for Thursday.

After the completion of four days of police custody, the 66-year-old Revanna, son of JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, was produced before an Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. The court remanded him to judicial custody for seven days till May 14.

Amid the ongoing probe in the sex tape controversy in Karnataka, Revanna on Tuesday was rushed to a hospital after he complained of uneasiness. The son of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Revanna is currently in the custody of the Special Investigative Team (SIT) after he was accused of allegedly kidnapping a woman, who used to work as a help at his house earlier, on April 29.

Revanna was taken to Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru on Tuesday evening, where the doctors checked him and sent him back with the SIT officials.

Revanna was arrested by the SIT on May 5 after sexual assault allegations were levelled against him and his son, Prajwal. Following his arrest, the JD(S) leader was remanded in three-day police custody of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) till May 8.

The former Minister is accused of being involved in the abduction of one of the victims of alleged sexual assault by his son, who was a former maid at his house. She was allegedly raped by Prajwal Revanna, who also allegedly recorded the crime.

The Sex Tape Controversy in Karnataka | Updates

  • Former Karnataka Minister HD Revanna is accused of kidnapping and illegally confining a woman, who accused his son Prajwal Revanna of allegedly raping her.
  • Revanna was sent to Special Investigation Team (SIT) custody till May 8. His police custody is likely to end today.
  • Revanna has alleged that there is no evidence of his involvement in the kidnapping case and alleged that his arrest was a political conspiracy. “There is no evidence against me. I have not done any harm to anyone. First, they registered a case against me on April 28, but when they could not do anything to me in that case, they registered another case just to arrest me. I have fought many battles in my 40-year career and will fight it out this time too,” he said.
  • As per the kidnapping complaint lodged with the KR Nagar police against HD Revanna, the victim’s 20-year-old son claimed that HD Revanna’s close aide, Sathish Babanna, came to their home and took his mother away on a motorcycle on April 29. The son alleged that Babanna indicated that the MLA wished to meet her.
  • The boy further alleged that his mother was one of the women featured in the obscene videos surfacing on the internet. The video allegedly showed her mother being tied up and raped by Prajwal.
  • Meanwhile, his son Prajwal flew abroad following the allegations, suspected to be in Germany, has yet not returned to India.In efforts to bring JD(S) leader  Prajwal Revanna back to India, the CBI requested a blue corner notice to Interpol seeking information about the Hassan MP, who is accused of rape, sexual harassment, threats and blackmail.
  • A fresh FIR was filed against JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna based on the victim’s complaint on Wednesday. This was the third complaint registered against the Hassan MP.
  • The Interpol has responded to a blue corner notice request by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after it was sought by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the serial sex abuse case in Hassan, Deccan Herald reported citing its sources on Tuesday.
  • On obscene videos case involving JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna and allegations against him, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar said, “Pen drive and other things only HD Kumaraswamy knows. He knows everything. That’s why they’re doing all blackmail tactics. Let him stick to his words. He first said SIT is Shivakumar Investigation Team, Surjewala and Siddaramaiah Investigation Team. Is he a judge to decide?”

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