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Karnataka govt forms SIT to probe Prajwal Revanna’s sex scandal case after JD(S) leader ‘flees’ country

Prajwal and his father HD Revanna, the grandson and son of HD Deve Gowda respectively, have also been booked for alleged sexual harassment and stalking based on a complaint by their cook.

MP Prajwal RevannaBENGALURU: The Karnataka Congress government led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into Hassan JD(S) MP and H D Deve Gowda’s grandson Prajwal Revanna’s alleged involvement in a sex scandal.

Revanna had allegedly exploited thousands of women sexually and shot the videos on his cellphone and the pen drive of the same was circulated invariably.

Confirming the setting up of the SIT, Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara promised an impartial probe into the scandal.

“Once the case is handed over to SIT, led by a top police officer, it will decide on whatever steps should be taken. If it is true that the accused had fled the country, the SIT will take action about bringing him back to the country. We will not intervene in the investigation, as it should be like this and that, as the SIT will be headed by a senior officer,” he stated.

The three-member SIT formed by the state government will be headed by IPS officer Vijay Kumar Singh. DG CID Suman D Pennekar and IPS officer Seema Latkar will be members of the team.

JD(S) leaders call for action

Meanwhile, top JD(S) leaders, including Prajwal’s uncle H D Kumaraswamy and core committee chairman G T Deve Gowda, did not defend Revanna and said that the guilty should be punished.

“The government has ordered an SIT investigation in this regard. Let the facts come out from the SIT investigation. Whoever has done wrong by breaking the law of this land, those who have eaten salt must drink water (‘uppu tindavaru neeru kudiyabeku’ in Kannada). There is no question of forgiving anyone in this regard. I will speak after the investigation report comes out completely,” H D Kumaraswamy told the reporters.

Welcoming the SIT probe, GT Deve Gowda said that action will be taken against Revanna if the SIT probe finds him guilty.

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