Prajwal Revanna arrest: SIT interrogates suspended JD(S) MP; what we know so far

Suspended JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna was arrested by SIT upon landing in Bengaluru from Munich. Prajwal, is accused of sexually abusing several women.

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First Published31 May 2024, 10:59 AM IST
Suspended JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna was interrogated by SIT
Suspended JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna was interrogated by SIT(PTI)

Suspended Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna was interrogated by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) over allegations of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation after he was arrested at the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru in the wee hours of Friday.

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The SIT also issued a notice to Bhavani Revanna, the mother of the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) MP. The SIT has asked her to be present at her Holenarasipur house on June 1. 

Here's a look at the significant developments in the Prajwal Revanna arrest since Friday morning.

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Prajwal Revanna arrest news: What has happened so far?

-Nearly a month after staying out of India, the sexual harassment-accused JD (S) politician Prajwal Revanna returned to India from Germany in the early hours of Friday. The SIT arrested Revanna as soon as he landed at Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport.

-Revanna is likely to be produced in front of the Special Court today. The SIT may seek the suspended Hassan MP's police custody for further investigation. 

-The SIT beefed up the security at the Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, where Revanna was brought for medical tests and examination.

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The Special Court for Public Representatives will consider Prajwal and his mother, Bhavani Revanna's, bail plea on Friday.

- "He (Prajwal Revanna) has come to Bengaluru to come before the SIT and give his cooperation for interrogation purposes. Yesterday, he was held at the immigration centre, which is right as per the procedure. He has come to cooperate with the investigation, and that is what he has been doing. Additionally, he requested the media to kindly not do any media trial," said advocate Arun G, lawyer of suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna.

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-Before returning to India, Prajwal tried one last time to avoid arrest and moved the Special Court for Elected Representatives through his counsel on Wednesday to apply for bail.

-Prajwal's father, Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna, is also a co-accused in this case. He was arrested on May 4 and released on bail. MLA H D Revanna is the son of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.

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-The Hassan MP termed the charges placed against him as false and alleged political conspiracy in a video statement released earlier. He also shared that he had gone into depression because of false charges of sexual harassment levelled against him. 

HD Deve Gowda issued a ‘stern warning’ to his grandson Prajwal Revanna and asked him to return to the country to face a probe. While warning Revanna not to run from the investigation, Deve Gowda made it clear that he would not interfere in the interrogation.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published:31 May 2024, 10:59 AM IST
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