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JD(S) Ex-MP Prajwal Revanna Remanded to SIT Custody Until June 18 Amid Sexual Abuse Probe

Former JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, accused of rape and sexual abuse, was remanded to judicial custody until June 24 by a special court in Bengaluru on Tuesday

On June 12, the 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court had ordered his remand to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) until June 18 as part of the ongoing investigation.

Revanna, 33, failed to retain the Hassan parliamentary seat in the recent elections. He was arrested by SIT officials upon his return from Germany on May 31. His departure to Germany on April 27, a day after the polls in Hassan, coincided with the issuance of an Interpol ‘Blue Corner Notice’ initiated by the SIT through the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The initial arrest stemmed from a case filed in Holenarasipura, Hassan, on April 28, where he was accused of sexually harassing a former maid, aged 47. Subsequently, he faced charges in three separate sexual assault cases, including allegations of rape.

The scandal erupted when pen drives containing explicit videos purportedly involving Revanna were circulated in Hassan just before the Lok Sabha elections on April 26.

Following the filing of these cases, the JD(S) suspended Revanna from the party pending further legal proceedings.

(With inputs from PTI)

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