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Karnataka: Police book Prajwal Revanna's brother Suraj over alleged sexual assault of man

Suraj Revanna is the son of Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna and elder brother of former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna who is in police custody for allegedly sexually assaulting several women.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar Bengaluru Updated on: June 23, 2024 8:42 IST
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Image Source : X/ @ISURAJREVANNA Prajwal Revanna's elder brother and JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna

The Karnataka Police on late Saturday (June 22) booked JD(S) MLC and the elder brother of Prajwal Revanna, Suraj Revanna, on charges of sexual assault after an Arkalgud-based man who claims to be a JD(S) party worker accused the Hassan MLC of sodomizing him a few days ago. 

The complainant, identified as Chethan K. S. (27) in a statement given to the Holenarsipur rural police station in Hassan district on Saturday, accused Suraj Revanna that he sexually abused him at his farmhouse in Ghannikada in Holenarasipura Taluk on June 16 evening. However, it is pertinent to note that the charges demand intense scrutiny, as it comes after the complaint already being filed against the Chethan K S and his family members by the aide of Karnataka MLC Suraj Revanna, Shivkumar, alleging that they are attempting to extort money from the politician on the pretext of filing a false sexual assault case. 

Karnataka Police books Suraj Revanna under IPC Section 377

Meanwhile, based on the party worker's complaint, the Holenarasipura Rural Police registered the sexual assault case under IPC Sections 377 (carnal intercourse against the order of nature), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (intentional insult to provoke breach of the peace), and 34 (common intention). 

However, no arrests have been made by the police in the case so far. 

Suraj accuses a party worker of threatening him with a fake sexual abuse case

Significantly, Saturday's charges by the party worker come after Suraj Revanna filed a complaint, accusing him (party leader) of threatening to lodge a false sexual assault case against him to extort money.

The complaint was lodged by Shivakumar, a close aide of Suraj, on Friday against Chethan K. S. and his brother-in-law. 

What is in the FIR?

According to the complaint lodged by Shivakumar, Chethan became his friend and subsequently started working for 'Suraj Revanna Brigade'.

Recently, Chethan asked for money to run his family, but after Shivakumar refused to give him money, he threatened to lodge a police complaint against Suraj Revanna, claiming that he sexually assaulted him, the complainant alleged.

As per Shivakumar's complaint, Chethan demanded Rs 5 crore and later reduced the demand to Rs 2 crore. Accordingly, the police have registered a case under sections 384 (extortion), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 34 (involvement of others in the conspiracy) against Chethan and his brother-in-law.

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