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Second notice served to MLA Revanna, says HM Parameshwara

“Everything is coming out, one after another, and everything is being examined by the SIT. Some more women have to come and give statement,” the HM said.

Dr G ParameshwaraBENGALURU: Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara on Friday said a second notice has been served to JD(S) MLA and former minister H D Revanna in connection with the cases of molestation and abduction registered against him.

H D Revanna is the son of former prime minister and JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda.

Revanna’s son and JD(S) Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna is also facing rape and molestation cases after a huge cache of explicit videos and photos allegedly involving him went viral.

Prajwal is the BJP-JD(S) alliance candidate for the Lok Sabha polls from Hassan, which went to the polls on April 26.

Speaking to reporters here, Parameshwara said earlier a notice was served under section 41 A of CrPC to which Prajwal Revanna’s advocate had sought seven days’ time.

The Special Investigation Team, which was set up to investigate the sexual abuse allegations against Prajwal Revanna, has replied that it would not be possible to give them the time sought as there is no such provision, the minister said.

He added that H D Revanna who was also served the notice has sought 24 hours’ time.

“As time cannot be given, procedurally a second notice has been issued (to MLA Revanna), because law says due opportunity has to be given.

If they don’t respond to the notice, action will be taken in accordance with law,” the minister said.

Amid reports that the victims of MP Prajwal’s alleged sexual abuse are not coming forward to record their statements, Parameshwara said, “We are trying to instill courage in them to come forward and give statements; the government will protect them.

SIT has identified those in the video and is giving them courage. We expect more women to come and give statements.”

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