Prajwal Revanna sexual abuse case: Why SIT sent women IPS officers to arrest Hassan MP

He was taken to CID office in a police jeep which only had women police

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As suspended JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, accused of sexually abusing several women, landed at the Bengaluru airport on Friday, a posse of women cops, led by women IPS officers, were waiting to execute the arrest warrant against him.

The cases of Prajwal Revanna sexual abuse came to light after a number of pen drives allegedly containing explicit videos involving the Hassan MP were reportedly circulated in the district, ahead of Lok Sabha polls there on April 26. The MP left the country for Germany a day after Hassan went to polls.

According to sources in the Special Investigation Team (SIT), as soon as Prajwal Revanna alighted from the plane from Munich in Germany to Bengauru, he was received by women in Khaki.

During the procedure of executing the arrest warrant, he was flanked by the women police who were led by two IPS officers, Suman D Pennekar and Seema Latkar, reported news agency PTI.

Prajwal Revanna was then taken to the CID office in a police jeep which only had women police.

"It was a conscious call to send all women officers to arrest Prajwal, sending home a message that the JD(S) leader exploited his seat and power as an MP with women. The same women have authority to arrest him through all legal proceedings," PTI quoted a source in SIT as saying.

According to the SIT source4, this was also a symbolic message to the victims that women officers were not afraid of anyone.


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