SIT arrests two for distributing videos of alleged sexual abuse by Karnataka MP Prajwal Revanna

They had allegedly distributed pen drives containing videos showing women allegedly being sexually assaulted by Prajwal Revanna.

ByPTI

Published May 28, 2024 | 7:45 PMUpdatedMay 28, 2024 | 7:45 PM

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The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing charges of sexual abuse against Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, on Tuesday, 28 May, arrested two people who had allegedly distributed pen drives containing explicit videos of the said abuse of several women allegedly perpetrated by the JD(S) leader.

According to police sources, the two persons were arrested when they came to the high court. The SIT sleuths picked them up and took them for interrogation.

They had allegedly distributed pen drives containing videos showing women allegedly being sexually assaulted by Prajwal Revanna, grandson of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda.

The videos had been making the rounds of social media, and the state government formed a SIT on 28 April to probe the case after the Karnataka State Commission for Women wrote a letter to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seeking a probe into the charges.

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The investigation so far

The 33-year-old Prajwal, who is the NDA candidate in the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency, reportedly left the country on 27 April, a day after polling, and has skipped the SIT summons to appear before it.

Interpol has issued a Blue Corner notice and a court has served an arrest warrant against the “absconding” MP.

A video surfaced on Monday where Prajwal said he would appear before the SIT on 31 May.

Reacting to it, BJP state president BY Vijayendra said he welcomes Prajwal’s decision to return to India and cooperate with the investigation.

“All I want to say is, without discussing much about right or wrong…you are a public representative, you must face it (probe) boldly. Several doubts have emerged in the last one-and-a-half years. Prajwal has to put an end to it and has to join the investigation. He has also agreed to appear before the Special Investigation Team. I welcome it,” Vijayendra said.

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