CBI’s ‘Blue Corner Notice’ likely against Prajwal Revanna, SIT tells Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah held an "important meeting" with SIT officials, during which he instructed that immediate action be taken to arrest Prajwal.


Published May 04, 2024 | 3:56 PMUpdatedMay 04, 2024 | 3:56 PM

Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, is facing allegations of sexual abuse (X)

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the alleged sex abuse complaints against Prajwal Revanna has informed Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday, 4 May, that the CBI is likely to issue a “Blue Corner Notice” against the Hassan MP.

Siddaramaiah held an “important meeting” with SIT officials, during which he instructed that immediate action be taken to arrest Prajwal.

“We will proceed for arrest with appropriate measures. There is a possibility of CBI issuing a Blue Corner Notice, which will speed up the investigation,” the officials told the chief minister, according to a release from his office.

“They (SIT officials) have assured that they will arrest and get the accused back, as soon as they get the information from the airports,” it said.

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What is a Blue Corner Notice?

A Blue Corner Notice is issued by the international police cooperation body to collect additional information from its member countries about a person’s identity, location, or activities concerning a crime.

The SIT is said to have sent a request to the CBI, the nodal body for Interpol matters in India, seeking a Blue Corner Notice against Prajwal Revanna, official sources said.

“Once the CBI issues this notice, SIT hopes to get information about the whereabouts of Prajwal Revanna,” they said.

Prajwal Revanna, the grandson of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, was the BJP-JD(S) alliance’s candidate from Hassan, which went to the polls on 26 April.

Explicit video clips allegedly involving Prajwal Revanna had started making the rounds in Hassan in recent days, following which the state government constituted the SIT to probe the scandal.

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Lookout notice issued against Prajwal 

Prajwal Revanna is said to have flown abroad on 27 April, a day after the first phase of Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka was held.

His advocate had sought for seven days’ time for him to appear before the SIT, to which the investigating team has replied it is not possible as there is no such provision.

At the meeting, the SIT officer briefed the chief minister about the developments so far in the case, his office said in the statement.

The officers explained that Prajwal Revanna is “missing”, and that a lookout notice has been issued against him, and intensive search is also being conducted.

“Immediate action should be taken to arrest Prajwal Revanna. Decisive and strict action should be taken against those involved in the case,” the chief minister said as he gave stern instructions to the officials that negligence and delay in this matter will not be tolerated.

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