'Halappa will get same treatment as Nithyananda'

“We will not discriminate,” Acharya told reporters when asked whether Halappa will get the same treatment as Swami Nityananda is getting.  Home Minister further said the Government will not interfere in the investigation and the officers will take appropriate steps as per the law. “We will neither pre-empt or sidetrack anything on the issue,” he added. Asked whether he had prior knowledge of the incident, he said he had heard rumours about it.

State BJP President K S Eshwarappa had said he knew about the incident and that the victim’s husband had met him one and a half month ago.
Eshwarappa said he saw the case as a conspiracy to finish off Halappa’s political career.

“No husband will videograph his wife being raped. In fact, a true and a faithful husband will kill the rapist. It is a conspiracy and prima facie, it seems, it was all done to blackmail Halappa,” he stated.

Eshwarappa asked why the opposition Congress did not utter a word when the then Andhra Pradesh Governor allegedly caught in a compromising position with some women. “Why was not N D Tiwari arrested? Why he was not sent to jail? They (opposition leaders) should understand that such a thing may happen to them also,” he stated.

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