Laughter riot on X as Kannada news anchor flies Prajwal Revanna's Munich-Bengaluru flight

Social media exploded as the journalist read news from the cockpit

viral video Studio graphics enabled the Kannada TV anchor to sit inside the cockpit of Prajwal's flight, X users said. Studio graphics enabled the Kannada TV anchor to sit inside the cockpit of Prajwal's flight, X users said.

JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of sexually abusing several women, is expected to land in India from the German capital of Munich in the early hours of Friday. Prajwal, 33, will be arrested upon his return and the legal process will be initiated, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara has confirmed.

Amidst political speculations and all-out media coverage ahead of Prajwal Revanna's return, a screengrab from a local television channel's reportage on the development has gone viral on the internet. The Kannada news anchor presented the programme from the inside of a flight's cockpit, thanks to graphics. 

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As the anchor did his job from the seat of a pilot, the route of the aircraft he was flying was shown beside the two wings. "MUNICH TO BANGALORE", it read. The concept resulted in a laughter riot on social media platforms on Thursday.

"Anna (Brother) went Germany to pickup Prajwal Revanna personally from Munich," one user jotted on X (formerly Twitter) alongside a salute emoji while sharing the viral screengrab of the media person in the cockpit.

"With an open windshield I doubt the plane is still flying," another use jotted as an response to the post.


"Caution:This aircraft flies only in TV. Handled by professionals. Don’t try to imitate," another response read.


Meanwhile, another user asked how will the mediahouse cover the Pune hit and run case involving a luxury Porsche car.


Amidst the fun replies, one user pointed out that the mediahouse is unaware of the fact that "Bangalore is now Bengaluru."

Prajwal Revanna sex scandal

The grandson of HD Deve Gowde, facing charges of sexually abusing several women, had said in a video statement earlier this week that he will return on May 31 and appear before a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case. He has booked a ticket in a private flight from Munich that is scheduled to land at 12.30 IST on Friday.

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On Thursday, State Home Minister G Parameshwara said that in case Prajwal Revanna does not return to the country on May 31 as stated, further action such as cancellation of his passport will follow.

The anticipatory bail plea moved by the 33-year-old suspended JD(S) MP in a rape case is pending before a city special court and is likely to come up for hearing on Friday. Earlier, some media outlets, including PTI, had erroneously reported that the court had dismissed his bail petition.

"The information is he (Prajwal) will come, he has booked the flight ticket. SIT has made the necessary preparations. If he comes the legal process will begin," Parameshwara told reporters.

"As per law, a warrant has been issued against him, so he will have to be arrested, SIT will decide and do it."

"He himself has said in the video statement that he will appear before SIT on May 31 at 10 am, not us. So I feel that he will come... In case he doesn't, the process will follow, like cancelling his passport; we will again request the Interpol through CBI, as the state government cannot do it directly, we will have to do it through Government of India agencies," he added.

A team of SIT officials is camping at the airport in Bengaluru to arrest Prajwal.

- With PTI inputs

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