H.D. Revanna arrested from father Deve Gowda’s residence in abduction case

The abducted woman, an alleged rape victim of Hassan MP and Mr. Revanna’s son Prajwal Revanna, was rescued hours before the arrest

May 04, 2024 07:19 pm | Updated May 06, 2024 09:00 am IST - Bengaluru

JD(S) MLA H.D. Revanna is brought to the SIT office in Bengaluru on May 4, 2024 after his arrest in an abduction case.

JD(S) MLA H.D. Revanna is brought to the SIT office in Bengaluru on May 4, 2024 after his arrest in an abduction case. | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

Former Karnataka Minister and Holenarsipura MLA H. D. Revanna was arrested from his father and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda’s residence in Padmanabha Nagar on May 4 at 6.45 p.m. The arrest came minutes after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Special Court for Elected Representatives, Bengaluru. 

High drama ensued as SIT teams, who had intelligence that Mr. Revanna was holed up at the former Prime Minister’s residence, knocked on the gates of the Padmanabha Nagar residence minutes after the court order. The gates were not opened for them and even as the team was contemplating breaking in, Mr. Revanna opened the door of the house and walked out and gave himself up, sources said. Mr. Deve Gowda was also in the house even as high drama ensued outside the gates, sources confirmed. Mr. Revanna has been taken to the SIT office, in the CID headquarters in the city.  

Mr. Revanna is arrested in an abduction case booked against him in K. R. Nagar Police Station, Mysuru District on May 2. A victim of sexual abuse by his son and Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, who is seen in a video pleading to spare her but raped, was allegedly abducted on the night of April 29, at the behest of Mr. Revanna allegedly to prevent her from testifying against his son. The victim’s son had lodged a complaint with K.R. Nagar Police based on which a FIR was registered against Mr. Revanna and his close associate Satish Babu, who was arrested on May 3. 

Earlier in the day, the abducted woman was rescued by the SIT, hours before the court turned down the anticipatory bail plea of Mr. Revanna. She was allegedly held captive at the farmhouse of one Rajshekhar, a close associate of Mr. Revanna, in Kalenahalli, Hunsur Taluk, Mysuru district. 

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