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Prajwal Revanna sexual abuse case: Jayna Kothari resigns as prosecutor amid govt flip-flops

Kothari confirmed her resignation to DH while sources revealed that two notifications were initially issued, appointing her as ASPP for both the trial court and the High Court of Karnataka.
Last Updated : 13 June 2024, 13:38 IST

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Bengaluru: Senior advocate Jayna Kothari’s resignation as Additional Special Public Prosecutor (ASPP) in the sex abuse case involving former MP Prajwal Revanna has raised questions about the manner in which the state government appoints prosecutors.

Kothari confirmed her resignation to DH while sources revealed that two notifications were initially issued, appointing her as ASPP for both the trial court and the High Court of Karnataka.

Following the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the sex abuse case, Karnataka appointed B N Jagadish as ASPP to represent the state before the magistrate and sessions court.

However, on May 8, 2024, the government issued two new notifications: one appointing Kothari as ASPP for the trial court and another for the high court. Additionally, Ashok N Naik was appointed as ASPP. Another notification appointed Prof Ravivarma Kumar as ASPP for the high court.

Then, on May 23, 2024, the government issued another notification withdrawing the May 8 notification that appointed Kothari as ASPP for the trial and the sessions court.

In her resignation letter dated June 11, 2024, Kothari stated that she was stepping down as ASPP for the high court.

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Published 13 June 2024, 13:38 IST

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