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Karnataka High Court grants bail to advocate G Devarajegowda in sexual harassment and rape case

It was alleged in the complaint that Devarajegowda sexually abused and assaulted the complainant and also threatened that he will share her indecent photos, recorded by him, if she does not come to the places as per his call.
Last Updated : 01 July 2024, 15:26 IST

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday granted bail to advocate G Devarajegowda in the sexual harassment and rape case registered by the Holenarasipura police. The police had registered the FIR on April 1, 2024 for offences under IPC sections 354(A), 354(B), 448, 504 and 506 of the IPC.Subsequently, on May 10, 2024 the investigating officer added IPC sections 376 (1) and 354(D) after getting permission from the magistrate.

It was alleged in the complaint that Devarajegowda sexually abused and assaulted the complainant and also threatened that he will share her indecent photos, recorded by him, if she does not come to the places as per his call.

In his petition, Devarajegowda claimed that no such incident had occurred and he has been falsely implicated in the case. It was his contention that the complainant woman and her husband had approached him seeking help in getting khata done in respect of their site.

He had also stated that the husband of the complainant filed a case under Atrocities Act and the additional charge of rape was included in this complaint by the woman to ensure he is taken to custody as well as to ruin the political career, the petitioner said

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Published 01 July 2024, 15:26 IST

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