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Devaraje Gowda: BJP Leader Detained In Sex Harassment Case After Flagging Prajwal Revanna Tapes

The Karnataka Police detained BJP leader Devaraje Gowda near Chitradurga district in relation to accusations involving molestation, sexual harassment, and a case filed against him under SC/ST laws.
07:06 AM May 11, 2024 IST | simran rajpal
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On Friday, Karnataka Police detained BJP leader Devaraje Gowda near the state's Chitradurga district in connection with allegations of molestation, sexual harassment, and an SC/ST case filed against him. The police registered the case against Gowda at a local police station in Hassan on April 1, but it only recently came to light when he brought attention to Prajwal Revanna's alleged sexual abuse.

Sources indicate that authorities will now bring him to Hassan for questioning regarding the matter.

Significantly, Devaraje reportedly alerted the BJP leadership about Revanna's alleged sexual abuse of several women and cautioned the party against giving a Lok Sabha ticket to the JD(S) MP from Hassan.

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A woman filed the complaint against Gowda, alleging that he molested her for nearly ten months under the pretext of helping her sell her property. Additionally, the woman's husband also filed a complaint against Gowda, alleging that he barged into their house, threatened, and abused them.

According to the details in the FIR, Gowda had been harassing the woman for the past 10 months. The woman stated in the police complaint that Gowda took her to a secluded place, allegedly molested her, and threatened to kill her and her husband.

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