Bengaluru court remands JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna in judicial custody till 18 July

Suraj Revanna faces charges under Sections 377, 342, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code in two cases filed against him.


Published Jul 03, 2024 | 5:35 PM Updated Jul 04, 2024 | 1:24 PM

Dr Suraj Revanna remanded to CID custody in sexual abuse case

A Bengaluru court on Wednesday, 3 July, remanded JD(S) MLC, Suraj Revanna, accused of sexually assaulting two men, in judicial custody till 18 July.

On 1 July, the 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate remanded him in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which is probing the cases against him, till Wednesday.

The CID last week subjected him to a medical examination. His DNA samples were also collected. Suraj, who was arrested on 23 June, was also subjected to a potency test.

The CID has also collected DNA samples from the two victims who have alleged that they were sexually abused by the legislator.

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Allegations against Suraj

In the first case, a youth from Hassan district alleged that Suraj sexually abused him and threatened him with murder at his farmhouse in Gannikada on 16 June.

In the second case, the complainant alleged that he was sexually abused by the 36-year-old accused three years ago, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Suraj faces charges under Sections 377 (unnatural offences), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

He is the elder brother of former JD(S) MP, Prajwal Revanna, who is facing four sexual abuse cases against him.

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