Court Rejects Anticipatory Bail for MP Prajwal Revanna’s Mother Bhavani in Kidnapping Case

Bhavani Revanna

Bengaluru: In a significant development, the Special Court for People’s Representatives in Bengaluru has rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by Bhavani Revanna, the mother of suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Prajwal Revanna. Bhavani, who is also the wife of MLA HD Revanna and the daughter-in-law of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, sought anticipatory bail in connection with a kidnapping case involving a woman from KR Nagar in Mysuru district.

Background and Investigation:

  • The Allegations: The case revolves around the alleged kidnapping of a domestic helper. The victim’s abduction prompted an investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is also probing rape and sexual harassment allegations against both Prajwal Revanna and HD Revanna.
  • SIT’s Objections: The SIT raised objections to Bhavani’s anticipatory bail plea, emphasizing the need to investigate her role in the kidnapping. According to the SIT, Bhavani and her family members wield influence and could potentially tamper with evidence or sway victims and witnesses.
  • Court’s Decision: After hearing the matter, the court rejected Bhavani’s plea for anticipatory bail, signaling a major setback for her legal defense.

Next Steps:

  • Summoned for Inquiry: In light of the rejection, the SIT has summoned Bhavani to appear at her Holenarasipura residence on Saturday for further questioning.
  • Prajwal Revanna in Custody: Meanwhile, Prajwal Revanna, the grandson of former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, remains in police custody. He was arrested by the Karnataka Police upon his return from Munich, Germany. Prajwal faces allegations of sexual abuse involving several women, which came to light after a video surfaced.
Bhavani Revanna

The court’s decision and the ongoing investigation have drawn significant attention, given the political prominence of the Revanna family. As the case unfolds, further developments are expected in the coming days.