Prajwal Revanna video scandal: Former JD(S) MP to remain in SIT custody until June 18

SIT had sought a body warrant against him in connection with a cybercrime case

Prajwal Revanna Prajwal Revanna being brought to a Bengaluru court | PTI

Former Lok Sabha MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of rape and sexual abuse against several women, on Wednesday was remanded in Special Investigation Team (SIT) custody till June 18, Tuesday. 

Earlier today, the SIT probing the serious allegations against the former Hassan MP  sought a body warrant against him in connection with a cybercrime case. It was Bengaluru's 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court granted the SIT's request, news agency PTI reported.

The court had on June 10 sent Prajwal Revanna, grandson of HD Deve Gowda, to 14 days of judicial custody. Following his arrest on May 31, remanded him to SIT custody till June 6, and later extended it till June 10.

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The SIT officials arrested Revanna soon after he landed at Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport from Germany on May 31.

He had left for Germany on April 27, a day after Hassan went to the polls. A 'Blue Corner Notice' seeking information on his whereabouts had earlier been issued by the Interpol, following a request by the SIT via the Central Bureau of Investigation.

A Special Court for Elected Representatives issued an arrest warrant against Revanna on May 18, following an application moved by the SIT.

He was arrested in a case registered against him in Holenarasipura in Hassan district on April 28. He was accused of sexually harassing a 47-year-old former maid. He is listed as accused number two, while his father and MLA, H D Revanna, is the primary accused.

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Prajwal Revanna has been booked in three cases of sexual assault. There are also charges of rape against him.

The cases of sexual abuse came to light after pen drives containing explicit videos allegedly involving Prajwal Revanna were reportedly circulated in Hassan, ahead of Lok Sabha polls there on April 26.

JD(S) suspended him from the party after cases were filed against him. 

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