A day after Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna sought time to appear before the special investigation team (SIT) in connection with the alleged ‘obscene video’ case, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara hinted at the possibility of an arrest of the JD(S) legislator if he fails to appear for questioning.
The Karnataka Home Minister while speaking to the media on Thursday said that a look-out notice has been issued in the case.
“Look out notice has been issued. It has been informed that he (Prajwal Revanna) has to appear before the SIT. They (HD Revanna and Prajwal Revanna) have to appear as notice is given. If they don’t appear, they will be arrested,” Parmeshwara said.
The development comes a day after Prajwal Revanna sought more time to appear before the investigation team. “As I am not in Bangalore to attend the inquiry, I have communicated to CID, Bangalore, through my advocate. The truth will prevail soon,” he said in the post on Wednesday.
Revanna was booked in an alleged sexual harassment case on April 28 following complaints by his former housekeeper. The case has been registered under sections 354A, 354D, 506, and 509 of the IPC on charges of sexual harassment, intimidation and outraging the dignity of a woman.
As per the complaint, the victim has claimed that Prajwal Revanna and his father HD Revanna had sexually assaulted her. Revanna is the grandson of party supremo and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.
“I came to know that notice has been put; I’m ready to face anything; I’m ready to face SIT,” HD Revanna, who is also an accused in the case, said earlier.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written to Prime Minister Modi, requesting him to direct the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs to cancel the diplomatic passport issued to Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna and ensure his return to face the law.
The JD(S) earlier this week suspended Revanna from the party till the investigation is completed following an uproar over the matter. (ANI)