Hassan sex abuse case: Prajwal Revanna sent to judicial custody again; SIT to take his custody on June 19

The SIT has filed a requisition to take Prajwal into their custody again, according to sources.
Last Updated : 18 June 2024, 11:35 IST

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Bengaluru: A magistrate court sent the former Hassan MP, Prajwal Revanna, to judicial custody again after his Special Investigation Team (SIT) custody ended on Tuesday.

The SIT has filed a requisition to take Prajwal into their custody again, according to sources.

The 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) had remanded Prajwal in judicial custody for 14 days on June 10 in connection with a sexual harassment case filed at the Holenarasipura town police station on April 28.

The SIT filed a requisition for Prajwal’s custody over a repeated rape case registered at Bengaluru’s cybercrime police station on May 8. The case was registered based on statements by a woman in her 60s, who is said to be a former house help at Revanna’s house in Hassan. 

The ACMM court allowed the SIT to question Prajwal over a body warrant till June 18, following the SIT's requisition.

At the end of six-day custody, the SIT produced the former JD(S) MP before the magistrate on Tuesday. Additionally, SIT filed a requisition and sought the former MP’s custody again in another rape case. 

The SIT requisition for Prajwal’s custody will be heard in court on Wednesday, a well-placed source told DH. Until then, Prajwal is kept judicial custody. The court has remanded him in judicial custody until June 24 in the sexual harassment case filed on April 28. 

Currently, Prajwal faces three cases, including sexual harassment and repeated rape. In the first case, filed on April 28 at the Holenarasipura Town police station in Hassan, Prajwal is accused of sexual harassment and kidnapping conspiracy, along with his father, HD Revanna. 

The second case was filed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on May 1, following allegations from a 44-year-old former member of the Hassan Zilla Panchayat. The third case was filed on May 8.

The SIT arrested him in the early hours of May 31, soon after he landed at Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport from Munich, Germany.

Complains of stomachache

Well-placed sources said that Prajwal complained of a stomachache before the magistrate and objected to undergoing medical examinations. 

A source told DH that Prajwal claimed that he faces “discomfort” and “embarrassment” while undergoing medical examinations multiple times. 

Published 18 June 2024, 11:35 IST

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