Suraj Revanna sexual abuse case: JD(S) MLC remanded in judicial custody for 14 days | All we know so far

Suraj Revanna, JD(S) MLC transferred to Bengaluru for judicial custody after being arrested on charges of sexually abusing a male party worker.

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First Published23 Jun 2024, 09:15 PM IST
He has been booked under different sections of the IPC, including 'unnatural offences'.
He has been booked under different sections of the IPC, including ’unnatural offences’.

Suraj Revanna, JD(S) MLC who has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a male party worker, has been remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days by a magistrate court judge on Sunday.

Earlier today, the case investigation was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Subsequently, Suraj was moved from Hassan to Bengaluru and presented before the judge of the 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (ACMM) at his residence.

Also Read | Suraj promised ’high’ political status to JD(S) worker during sexual assault

Here is what we know about the case so far:

  • Suraj was booked on Saturday at Holenarasipura Rural Police Station in Hassan district for allegedly sexually abusing a party worker a few days ago.
  • He has been booked under different sections of the IPC, including "unnatural offences".

Also Read | CID to probe sexual abuse case against Suraj Revanna, father alleges conspiracy
  • Suraj was questioned at CEN police station in Hassan overnight, before he was arrested this morning, PTI report citing sources said, adding that he was later taken to Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS) for medical examination.
  • A 27-year-old man had complained to the police that Suraj Revanna, the eldest son of Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna, sexually abused him at his farmhouse in Ghannikada on June 16.

Also Read | Prajwal Revanna’s brother arrested for ‘sexual assault’ of JD(S) worker
  • Based on the complaint, the Holenarasipura police registered a case against the JD(S) MLC under IPC sections 377 (unnatural offences), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) late on Saturday evening.
  • However, Suraj Revanna (37), the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and the nephew of Union Minister H D Kumaraswamy, has categorically denied the charge.
  • Suraj had also alleged that the man had filed a "false complaint" in a bid to extort 5 crore from him.

Also Read | Prajwal Revanna’s brother alleges extortion over false case, JD(S) worker booked
  • On Friday, the police registered a case of extortion against the JD(S) worker on a complaint by Suraj Revanna's close aide Shivakumar.
  • Shivakumar had alleged that the party worker was trying to extort money from Suraj Revanna by threatening to lodge a false case of sexual abuse against him.
  • It has been alleged that while the man demanded 5 crore from Suraj Revanna, later it was reduced to 2 crore.

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First Published:23 Jun 2024, 09:15 PM IST
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