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Bengaluru: Suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of sexually abusing several women, returns to India (PTI)
Bengaluru: Suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of sexually abusing several women, returns to India (PTI)

Prajwal Revanna News LIVE Updates: Suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna arrived at the Bengaluru airport on Thursday night, and was taken into custody by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) shortly after his arrival. The airport security handed over Revanna to the SIT, after which he was taken to the CID office in Bengaluru. Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna is facing allegations of sexual assault and criminal intimidation by a woman who used to work in his residence. Earlier in the month, his father HD Revanna was arrested on sexual assault and kidnapping charges in a case linked to the Hassan MP....Read More

Also Read - Prajwal Revanna Arrested: A timeline of events in the last one month

He returned to India from Berlin, Germany, nearly a month after leaving the country on a diplomatic passport and was immediately taken into custody.

Upon his arrival in India, the SIT team confiscated two of his check-in baggage. Security was stepped up outside the CID office in Bengaluru, and barricades were put outside the office ahead of Revanna's arrival.

Revanna is facing a probe by the SIT over allegations of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation following a complaint by a woman who worked in his household. He is also facing two other sexual assault complaints, in connection to a string of obscene videos leaked on the internet, allegedly showing the MP assaulting women on camera.

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May 31, 2024 10:40 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: What happened in court?

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Special Public Prosecutor Ashok Naik argued on behalf of SIT and sought 14 days of police custody.

Prajwal’s advocate Arun G said there were no rape charges in the initial FIR filed against his client until May 5 and police custody is not recommended.

Naik objected to this and said there were several pieces of evidence against Prajwal and demanded police custody.

May 31, 2024 10:32 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: What Hasan MP said in his first reaction after landing in India?

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Hasan MP's advocate, met him earlier.

"I went to speak to him. He has told to the media that he has come forward to cooperate with the investigation. So he has requested that there be no media trial. Let there be no negative campaign unnecessarily," advocate G Arun said.

"Prajwal said -- I have come forward, the whole purpose of me coming to Bengaluru or before SIT is that I have to stand by my words. I have come forward. I will give the fullest cooperation -- these are his words," he added.

May 31, 2024 9:32 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: What are cases against Hasan MP?

Prajwal Revanna News Live: In the first case registered against him at the Holenarasipura Town police station in Hassan on April 28, Prajwal is accused of sexually harassing a 47-year-old former maid. He is listed as accused number two, while his father and Holenarasipura MLA, H D Revanna, is the primary accused.

Prajwal has been so far booked in three cases of sexual assault. There are also charges of rape against him. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has served a show-cause notice to Prajwal, asking him why his diplomatic passport should not be cancelled as sought by the Karnataka government in view of allegations of sexual abuse against him. Deve Gowda had recently issued a 'stern warning' to Prajwal, asking him to return to the country and face probe into the sexual abuse allegations, while asserting there will be no interference from him or other family members into the enquiry.

May 31, 2024 8:46 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: All you need to know

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Prajwal Revanna, the suspended JD(S) MP facing sexual abuse allegations, was arrested on Friday upon his return from Germany, a month after he left the country in the wake of explicit videos of his alleged actions doing the rounds in Karnataka's Hassan.

A special court in the city remanded him to police custody till June 6.

May 31, 2024 7:20 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: 'Further legal procedures will follow,' Karnataka Home minister on Prajwal Revanna's arrest

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Friday said suspended JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, facing allegations of sexually abusing several women, was arrested after completing due process, and further legal procedures will follow, reported news agency PTI.

"Prajwal Revanna landed around 12.40 am -12:50 am from Germany's Munich. As there was an arrest warrant against him, SIT accordingly arrested him and took him into custody and further legal procedures they will follow today. I'm yet to discuss with our officials," Parameshwara said.

May 31, 2024 6:51 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: SIT appeals HC to cancel H D Revanna bail

Prajwal Revanna News Live: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) approached the Karnataka High Court requesting the cancellation of bail granted to Prajwal's father and Holenarasipura JD(S) MLA H D Revanna in a kidnapping case.

A single bench led by Justice Krishna Dixit postponed the proceedings until Monday.

H D Revanna was granted bail by the sessions court. The case involves the alleged kidnapping of a woman from KR Nagar, with Revanna being accused and currently out on bail.

May 31, 2024 6:17 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: 'Rape charges not added till May 5,' argued Hasan MP's lawyer

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Hasan MP's lawyer, Arun G, said that his client was not initially charged with rape in the FIR filed until May 5, and therefore, police custody is not required.

May 31, 2024 5:57 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Just joined? Here's a brief for you

Prajwal Revanna News Live: The Special Court of People's Representatives in Bengaluru on Friday granted the Special Investigation Team (SIT) six-day custody of suspended JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna in connection with the alleged obscene video case.

Revanna was produced before Justice KN Shivakumar of the Special Court of People's Representatives in Bengaluru earlier today as the SIT sought 14-day custody of Revanna.

May 31, 2024 4:48 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Hassan MP sent to six days of SIT custody

The court has sent Hassan MP and the accused in sexual harassment case to SIT custody for the next six days. The officials will investigate him till June 6.

Meanwhile, Prajwal's lawyers will be allowed to meet their client for an hour every morning.

May 31, 2024 4:32 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: SIT seeks 14-day custody of the accused

The special investigation team (SIT) has sought for the two-week custody of Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna who was arrested on early hours of Friday. The court hearing is still going on and the accused has already filed for an anticipatory bail petition.

May 31, 2024 3:57 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: SIT probing into how the videos were recorded

The special investigation team (SIT) is reportedly probing into the videos that were circulated online. The officers are checking how the videos were recorded, said multiple reports.

May 31, 2024 3:34 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: SIT likely to seek 10-day custody of the accused MP

The SIT is likely to request the court to hand over Prajwal to their custody for 10-days. The Hasan MP was arrested by the SIT on Thursday night at Bengaluru Airport.

Prajawal Revanna who was brought to the CID office in Bengaluru after he landed at Kempegowda International Airport is likely to face a probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) over allegations of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation following a complaint by a woman who worked in his household.

May 31, 2024 2:55 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: ‘SIT must do a fair probe into the case,’ Ex-CM Basavaraj Bommai

Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai said that the law will take its own course in Prajwal Revanna case.

Speaking to reporters, Prajwal Revanna said, “The law will take its course, the SIT probe should be fair and focus on providing justice to the victims. There are many dimensions to this case. We will wait and see what happens.”

May 31, 2024 2:37 PM IST

Karnataka HC adjourns hearing on petition filed by MLA HD Revanna till June 3

Karnataka High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the petition filed by Prajwal Revanna's father and MLA HD Revanna for quashing of an FIR related to a kidnapping case until June 3.

The case is registered in KR Nagara police station against HD Revanna and others for the alleged abduction of a victim of sexual assault by Prajwal Revanna.

May 31, 2024 1:58 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Accused MP produced in the court

After through medical check-ups, Prajwal Revanna, the accused in sexual harassment case was produced before the magistrate in Bengaluru.

May 31, 2024 1:29 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Hassan MP taken to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital for medical examination

Prajwal Revanna who was arrested for the allegations of sexually abusing several women, was taken to hospital for medical examination under tight security on Friday, police said. Escorted by female police officials, he was taken to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital here.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the allegations against Prajwal arrested him as soon as he landed at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru in the wee hours of Friday.

May 31, 2024 12:56 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: ‘It was a conscious call to send all-women team to arrest the MP,’ says SIT source

Prajwal Revanna was arrested this morning by a team of women officers and it is said to be a conscious call amid rape allegations on the accused.

"It was a conscious call to send all women officers to arrest Prajwal, sending home a message that the JD(S) leader exploited his seat and power as an MP with women. The same women have authority to arrest him through all legal proceedings," a source in the SIT said.

May 31, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Karnataka home minister assures full protection to victims

Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara assured his full protection to the victims in Prajwal Revanna case. Asked if the government will appeal to more victims to come forward, now that Prajwal has been arrested, Parameshwara said, "We have already said, those who have faced trouble from him to come forward and give complaints to SIT and police, and we will provide them all kind of protection. We will have to wait and see further developments."

To a question about reports that Prajwal had destroyed evidence in his phone and is claiming that he has lost the phone, the minister said that he was not aware of it and hadn't heard from SIT on the same.

May 31, 2024 11:55 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: 'It's a strong message,' Former top cop after Prajwal arrested by all women team.

Former Bengaluru police commissioner Bhaskar Rao said that SIT's call to arrest fugitive Prajwal Revanna with an all-women team is a strong message.

In an X post, Bhaskar Rao said, “The fugitive MP was escorted out of the Bengaluru Airport by a all women police team , a decision of SIT was a strong positive sign that strong women police force of Karnataka will not only deal with the perpetrator but send a strong message to the hundreds of women whose modesty was outraged and create confidence for them to come forth… Good SIT Chief”

May 31, 2024 11:35 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Karnataka home minister Parameshwara to meet SIT officials

Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara said that the law will takes its own course in Prajwal Revanna case. He also said that he is yet to meet the SIT officials.

"Prajwal Revanna landed around 12.40 am -12:50 am from Germany's Munich. As there was an arrest warrant against him, SIT accordingly arrested him and took him into custody and further legal procedures they will follow today. I'm yet to discuss with our officials," Parameshwara said.

Speaking to reporters here, he said, "As of now, the only information is that he (Prajwal) has come. He has been arrested and according to law, what action should be taken, like -- medical examination, presenting him before the judiciary. All those procedures will follow, including questioning him

May 31, 2024 11:00 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: SIT asks Bhavani Revanna to attend for probe on June 1

The special investigation team (SIT) that is probing into the Prajwal Revanna case issued a notice to Prajwal's mother Bhavani Revanna for questioning on June 1. Her anticipatory bail will come for hearing today.

May 31, 2024 10:43 AM IST

“I came back to stand on my words ,” says Prajwal Revanna through his lawyer

In his first response after coming to India, Prajwal Revanna said that he is ready to face the law. Prajwal's lawyer Arun spoke to reporters on Friday after meeting him in the custody and said, “Prajwal told me that he is back to India as he needs to stand by his words. He is ready to face the law. He also request the press not to do a media trial as the allegations are yet to be proven.”

May 31, 2024 10:22 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: Potency test to be conducted on the accused

The SIT, formed by the Congress-led Karnataka government to probe into hundreds of sexually explicit videos allegedly featuring Prajwal Revanna, is planning to subject the politician to a potency test, reported PTI.

May 31, 2024 10:21 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: SIT to quiz the accused on his Germany stay and people he contacted

The investigation into the sexual harassment cases is likely to begin after Prajwal Revanna is produced before the magistrate. The belongings of Prajwal have already been seized and he will be enquired on his Germany stay and people he contacted during the trip.

May 31, 2024 10:15 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: SIT likely to request for MP's custody

The SIT may request the court to hand over Prajwal to their custody. Judicial custody will also result in imprisonment.

Prajwal Revanna will be produced before the magistrate in some time. He was arrested from Bengaluru airport.

May 31, 2024 9:55 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: An all women Police team arrested Revanna in Bengaluru.

According to multiple reports, the SIT has sent an all women police team to arrest the rape accused Prajwal Revanna from Bengaluru airport. He was taken into the custody immediately after coming out of the immigration check-point in Bengaluru airport's terminal 2.

May 31, 2024 9:42 AM IST

BJP sponsored Prajwal Revanna's trip: Youth Congress leader alleges

Karnataka Youth Congress chief Haris Nalpad, alleged that BJP sponsored Prajwal Revanna's trip to the abroad and asked him not to return until the elections are finished.

He said, “It is a matter of fact that Prajwal Revanna's foreign trips have been sponsored by the BJP. To save Narendra Modi and BJP's image, he was asked not to return to the country until all phases of general elections are finished. Amit Shah along with the family of BS Yediyurappa planned this.”

May 31, 2024 9:32 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna's advocate arrives at the CID office in Bengaluru

Hours after the arrest, advocate Arun, who is representing Prajwal Revanna in the court has arrived at the CID office in Bengaluru. Prajwal is likely to be produced before the magistrate in a few hours.

May 31, 2024 9:14 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News Live: What happened in last one month?

Karnataka saw major political attacks after JDS MP Prajwal Revanna fled the country on April 27. The ruling Congress has even accused former PM HD Deve Gowda of sending his grandson to abroad to protect him from the arrested. Here is the timeline of what happened in Karnataka in last one month.

May 31, 2024 9:07 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News LIVE: Congress slams BJP over Revanna case

Kerala Youth Congress Mohammed Haris Nalapad said, “The programme of Prajwal Revanna to go outside India is sponsored by BJP. On the day of the 26th of May after polling, he was sent immediately with a diplomatic passport outside...The BJP, Narendra Modi ji, Amit Shah ji and our Yediyurappa ji all planned together and sent to Prajwal Revanna outside.”

May 31, 2024 8:44 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News LIVE: Diplomatic passport to be revoked

MEA said in a statement, “MEA has initiated action under provisions in the Passport Act 1967 for revocation of the diplomatic passport of Prajwal Revanna. A show cause notice was issued to the passport holder on May 23, giving him 10 working days to respond to our notice. We are waiting for his response and accordingly, we will take things forward once we hear from him or once the 10-day period expires.”

May 31, 2024 8:25 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News LIVE: JD(S) leader's video before arrest

Days ahead of his arrest, Prajwal Revanna posted a video of himself apoligising to the public, saying that he will appear for SIT questioning on May 31. He also alleged that the allegations and cases filed against him are false.

May 31, 2024 8:16 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News LIVE: Court hearing soon

Prajwal Revanna will be presented before a magistrate today, within 24 hours of his arrest in the obscene videos case.

May 31, 2024 7:57 AM IST

Prajwal Revanna News LIVE: JD(S) leader to be taken for medical exam

Prajwal Revanna, as per procedure, will be taken for a medical examination before he is presented before the court today.

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