JD(S) leader Revanna files anticipatory bail plea in sexual harassment case

Former Karnataka minister HD Revanna on Thursday sought anticipatory bail from the assembly in connection with a sexual harassment case registered against him and his son Prajwal Revanna.

Revanna, son of former Prime Minister and JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda, moved the court after the SIT, formed by the Karnataka government to probe a sexual harassment case against Prajwal Revanna, served a notice on him sent.

Prajwal is facing allegations of sexually assaulting women. The state government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case. Dozens of explicit video clips allegedly involving the 33-year-old MP have been circulating in Hassan in recent days.

He was the NDA candidate in the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency where elections were held on April 26. Based on a complaint by a cook against Revanna and Prajwal, the notice was served on them.

Prajwal is currently abroad and has sought seven days’ time to return to the country, while police have issued a lookout notice against him.

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    first print: May 2, 2024 9:55 PM IST