Kidnapping Case: Bengaluru Court Remands JD(S) Leader HD Revanna to 3 Day Police Custody

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Senior Janata Dal (Secular) leader and party MLA H D Revanna has been remanded to police custody until May 8 by a Bengaluru court in connection with a case of alleged kidnapping and illegal confinement of a woman.


Revanna, the son of former Prime Minister and JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda, was arrested on Saturday by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) after his bail plea was rejected in a case related to the kidnapping and illegal confinement of a woman who is the mother of three children.

The FIR against 66-year-old Revanna was registered based on a complaint by the woman’s son on Thursday. Following his medical examination at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital here, the former minister was produced before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, who remanded him to the custody of the SIT.

The SIT was formed by the Karnataka government on the recommendation of the Karnataka State Commission for Women chief Nagalakshmi Chowdhary after a large cache of explicit videos of Revanna’s son, JD(S) MP from Hassan Prajwal Revanna, became public. Prajwal Revanna (33), who is the BJP-JD(S) Hassan Lok Sabha candidate, faces rape and molestation charges.


In the abduction complaint against H D Revanna to the K R Nagar police, the 20-year-old son of the victim alleged that the MLA’s close aide Sathish Babanna had taken his mother away on a motorcycle on April 29, stating that the JD(S) leader wanted to see her.

The complainant stated that Babanna told him that if his mother “opened her mouth before the police,” she and her family members would be arrested. Later, the 20-year-old complainant learned from a friend and relative that his mother was among the women in the cache of videos that has gone public, and that it showed her being tied up and raped allegedly by Prajwal.

Expressing fear that his mother was in danger, he informed the police, leading to the arrest of Sathish Babanna and the rescue of the victim from a farmhouse.

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