SIT team camping at Bengaluru airport to arrest Prajwal Revanna

The Hassan MP is likely to board a flight from Munich at 6 p.m. (IST) on May 30 and land at the Kempegowda International Airport around 2 a.m. on May 31. His bail plea has been posted for hearing on May 31

Updated - May 30, 2024 07:23 am IST

Published - May 29, 2024 06:00 pm IST - Bengaluru

Prajwal Revanna, grandson of JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda, is accused in an alleged rape and sexual harassment case involving a 47-year-old woman. File.

Prajwal Revanna, grandson of JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda, is accused in an alleged rape and sexual harassment case involving a 47-year-old woman. File. | Photo Credit: Reuters

One month after fleeing the country, Janata Dal (Secular) leader and Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, charged with rape and sexual harassment of several women, is set to return to Bengaluru in the wee hours of Friday to face a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe.

Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday that Mr. Prajwal will be arrested upon arrival at the airport.

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The Hassan MP has filed an anticipatory bail plea at the Principal City and Sessions Court for Elected Representatives which issued a notice to the SIT to file objections before posting the hearing for May 31.

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On Monday, Mr. Prajwal released a video saying he will return and appear before the SIT on May 31 at 10 a.m. He had left the country, reportedly for Germany, on April 27, a day after polling was over in Hassan, from where he contested the election as an NDA candidate, and had remained incommunicado until Monday. The SIT had approached the special court and an arrest warrant was issued against him on May 18.

“All necessary measures have to be taken. As a warrant has been issued against him, he will be arrested. The SIT is waiting. It will take his statement and the SIT’s process will start,” said Mr. Parameshwara.

A team of SIT officials is camping at the airport to arrest Mr. Prajwal. According to the standard operating procedure, the immigration officials will detain Mr. Prajwal and hand him over to the SIT since there is a lookout notice against him. Sources said Mr. Prajwal will board a flight from Munich at 6 p.m. (IST) on Thursday and land at the Kempegowda International Airport around 2 a.m. on Friday.

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