BJP leader Devaraje Gowda, arrested in sexual assault case, remanded in judicial custody

Updated - May 11, 2024 09:05 pm IST

Published - May 11, 2024 12:22 pm IST - Shivamogga

BJP leader G. Devaraje Gowda. File.

BJP leader G. Devaraje Gowda. File. | Photo Credit: PTI

BJP leader G. Devaraje Gowda, who was arrested in Chitradurga district on Friday evening, has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.

The Holenarsipur police, who arrested him on the charge of sexual assault, presented him before the Additional Civil Judge and JMFC at Holenarsipur on Saturday evening. The judge remanded him in 14 days judicial custody.

A team of police officers from Hassan brought him to Holenarsipur on Saturday morning. The police have also seized his car.

Mr. Devaraje Gowda, 49, an advocate, contested the Assembly election from Holenarsipur on the BJP ticket in 2023. He lost the election to former Minister H.D. Revanna. Mr. Devaraje Gowda is known for his rivalry with Mr. Revanna’s family. Often, he held press conferences against the family members.

In recent months, he claimed he possessed videos and photos related to Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna. However, when video clips and photos purportedly related to Mr. Prajwal Revanna went viral through pen drives and messaging applications last month ahead of the polling in Hassan, he alleged that Congress leaders were behind the act.

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