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H D Revanna alleges 'conspiracy' behind sexual abuse charges against MLC son Suraj

'I don't know what it is. Time will come, when time comes I will tell everything.' Suraj Revanna (37), the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda has categorically refuted the charge

PTI Bengaluru Published 23.06.24, 02:24 PM
Suraj Revanna.

Suraj Revanna. File picture.

JD(S) MLA and former Karnataka Minister H D Revanna on Sunday termed the allegations against his son and MLC Suraj Revanna of sexually abusing a male party worker as a "conspiracy" and said he has faith in God and the judiciary.

Not wanting to react to anything, he said when time comes he will tell everything.

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Suraj Revanna -- the brother of former MP Prajwal Revanna who is facing allegations of sexually abusing several women -- was arrested in Hassan earlier in the day on charges of "unnatural offences" against him, police sources said.

He was booked on Saturday for allegedly sexually abusing a party worker a few days ago and under different sections of the IPC, including "unnatural offences." "I won't react to anything. Let the (CID) do it (investigation). Who said don't (investigate)? I won't say anything on this. I have respect for the judiciary. I know what's happening in the state," Revanna said.

While speaking to reporters here, he said, "I won't react to anything. I have faith in God and the judiciary. I won't fear such conspiracies. I know what it is, time will decide." Asked as to who was conspiring, Revanna said, "I don't know, you (media) will have to tell -- who, what. I will leave it to you...will face it, judiciary is there. Suraj has gone (to police), everyone knows what all has happened in the last couple of days." Regarding Suraj's complaint, he said, "I don't know what it is. Time will come, when time comes I will tell everything." Suraj Revanna (37), the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda has categorically refuted the charge. Suraj had also alleged the man had filed a false complaint against him in a bid to extort Rs 5 crore from him.

On Friday, police registered a case of extortion against the JD(S) worker on a complaint by Suraj Revanna's close aide Shivakumar.

Not wanting to react to the case regarding his nephew Suraj, Union Minister and state JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy said he didn't have anything to do with it, and law will take its course.

"That issue, why do you ask me? It is not pertaining to me. It is not necessary to react to all those things. Law will take its own course...What do I have to do with it (case)?" he said.

Asking reporters not to discuss with him on the matter, Kumaraswamy said, "discuss with me on issues concerning the state. Why discuss with me about it, what is the need? Law will take its course...why such cases, we will get to know in the days to come." Suraj's brother and former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna is in police custody for allegedly sexually assaulting several women and was arrested upon his return from Germany last month.

Prajwal, who lost from Hassan Lok Sabha seat, was arrested on May 31 soon after returning from Germany where he was holed up after rape and intimidation cases were registered against him.

H D Revanna and wife Bhavani are out on bail. They have been accused of kidnapping and keeping an alleged victim of their son Prajwal's sexual assaults.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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