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JD(S) suspends Prajwal Revanna over ‘obscene videos’ case

Revanna is the grandson of party supremo and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda….reports Asian Lite News

Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna has been suspended from the Janata Dal (Secular) over his alleged involvement in the ‘obscene videos’ case.

A decision in this regard was taken at the party’s core committee meeting on Tuesday. The committee recommended the suspension of Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing an SIT probe in connection with an alleged obscene video case.

Addressing a joint press conference in Bengaluru, JD(S) core committee chairman, GT Devegowda, announced the decision to recommend Revanna’s suspension to the party’s national president.

Revanna is the grandson of party supremo and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.

Prajwal Revanna was booked in an alleged sexual harassment case on April 28 following complaints by his former housekeeper. The case has been registered under sections 354A, 354D, 506, and 509 of the IPC on charges of sexual harassment, intimidation and outraging the dignity of a woman.

As per the complaint, the victim has claimed that both Prajwal Revanna and his father, HD Revanna had sexually assaulted her. The complainant further claimed that when Revanna’s wife was not at home, he touched her inappropriately and used to sexually assault her.

The Karnataka government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged obscene video case against MP Revanna. The SIT, headed by IPS officer Vijay Kumar Singh, and including DG CID Suman D Pennekar and IPS officer Seema Latkar, have started the investigation into the case.

Revanna and his father, HD Revanna, also a JD(S) MLA, were booked on Sunday by the police for sexual harassment and criminal intimidation based on a complaint from a woman, who worked in their household.

Kumaraswamy earlier in the day said that his party and the family are not responsible in any capacity for the actions undertaken by Revanna, his nephew and incumbent MP of Hassan.

Revanna is seeking a fresh term as NDA candidate in Hassan, which went to the polls on April 26 in the second phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Earlier today, the National Commission for Women has taken suo motu cognizance in Prajwal Revanna case and has asked the Karnataka Director General of Police to submit a detailed report within three days on the issue. (ANI)

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