Sexual Abuse Case: Bengaluru Court Remands Suraj Revanna to Judicial Custody till July 18

Sexual Abuse Case

A Bengaluru special court on Wednesday remanded JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna, accused of sexually assaulting two men, in judicial custody until July 18, 2024.

On Monday, the 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate had remanded him in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which is investigating the cases against him, until today. Last week, the CID subjected him to a medical examination and collected his DNA samples. Revanna, who was arrested on June 23, also underwent a potency test.

The CID has also collected DNA samples from the two victims who have alleged sexual abuse by the legislator. In the first case, a youth from Hassan district claimed that Revanna sexually abused him and threatened him with murder at his farmhouse in Gannikada on June 16. In the second case, the complainant alleged that he was sexually abused by the 36-year-old accused three years ago, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suraj Revanna faces charges under Sections 377 (unnatural offences), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. He is the elder brother of former JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing four sexual abuse cases against him.

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