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Updated: May 9, 2010 17:38 IST

Halappa’s anticipatory bail plea to be heard on May 11

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Former Karnataka minister H. Halappa
The Hindu
Former Karnataka minister H. Halappa

A local court on Thursday posted to May 11 hearing of anticipatory bail application of former Karnataka minister H. Halappa facing rape and other charges.

The District sessions court posted it for Tuesday when the plea came up.

Meanwhile, police pasted written notices at Mr. Halappa’s two residences, one in Haratal village in Hosanagar district and another in Holekoppa village in Sorab taluk to appear before CID before May 10.

The CID, which is probing the matter, visited the residence of the alleged victim on Thursday and questioned her and her husband, a financier. CID sources said they were unable to question Mr. Halappa and record his statement as details about him were not known.

The alleged victim and her husband have lodged an FIR, claiming Mr. Halappa had raped her and later threatened them with dire consequences if they spoke out.

Police have slapped charges of rape, wrongful confinement and intimidation against Mr. Halappa, who has however denied them.

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had on May 3 announced a CID probe after Mr. Halappa, who is from the Chief Minister’s home district of Shimoga, resigned on May 2 following a media report on the alleged incident in November 2009.

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