Prajwal Revanna Arrested for Sexual Harassment After Returning from Germany

Prajwal Revanna

Bengaluru: In a significant development, Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna, accused of sexually harassing multiple women, was apprehended upon his arrival in Bengaluru. Revanna, the grandson of JD(S) leader and former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda, had fled the country on April 27, immediately after the Lok Sabha elections in his constituency. Here are the key details:

  1. Arrival and Arrest:
  • Prajwal Revanna landed at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru after returning from Germany.
  • The Special Investigation Team (SIT) swiftly arrested him at the airport and took him to the CID office for questioning.
  • The arrest followed allegations of sexual abuse against him.
  1. Background:
  • Prajwal Revanna is the NDA candidate from the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency in the 2024 elections.
  • He left the country on a diplomatic passport, but the SIT continued its investigation into the sexual harassment charges.
  • The first FIR was filed against him on April 28 based on a complaint by a woman who worked in his household.
  • Videos allegedly showing Prajwal sexually abusing several women had surfaced on social media, prompting the state women’s commission to call for an inquiry.
  1. Protests and Investigation:
  • Thousands of people participated in the ‘Hassan Chalo’ protest organized by the Union of Karnataka People’s Movement in Hassan district.
  • The protesters demanded Prajwal’s arrest upon his arrival at the airport.
  • The SIT was formed following recommendations from the state women’s commission, which took the explicit videos seriously.
Prajwal Revanna
  1. Searches at Revanna’s Residence:
  • The SIT conducted searches at Prajwal Revanna’s residence in Hassan, continuing late into the night.
  • Revanna had released a video message promising to cooperate with the SIT’s investigation on May 31.
  • Despite the accusations, he maintained that the videos were fake.

The arrest of the JD(S) MP has drawn significant attention, and further legal proceedings are expected as the case unfolds.