SIT arrests Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna at Bengaluru airport after his return from Germany

The 33 year-old MP was arrested at the Kempegowda International Airport by the Special Investigation Team, as soon as he returned to Bengaluru from Munich.

Updated - May 31, 2024 02:39 pm IST

Published - May 31, 2024 01:10 am IST - Bengaluru

Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna (centre) is taken to the CID office from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru after his arrest by the Special Investigation Team on May 31, 2024 soon after he landed from Munich.

Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna (centre) is taken to the CID office from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru after his arrest by the Special Investigation Team on May 31, 2024 soon after he landed from Munich. | Photo Credit: PTI

Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of sexually abusing several women, was arrested by the SIT probing the case, minutes after he landed in Bengaluru from Germany around 12.30 a.m. on May 31.

The 33 year-old MP was arrested at the Kempegowda International Airport by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), after he arrived from Munich, and was taken to the CID office for interrogation.

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A large number of policemen were deployed there to ensure that he was taken safely to police station for investigation.

The MP, wearing what seemed like a hoodie, returned to Bengaluru a month after the scandal broke out, only to be taken into custody by the Central Industrial Security Forces sleuths, who later handed him over to the SIT.

Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna is escorted out of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on May 31, 2024 soon after he landed from Munich.

Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna is escorted out of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on May 31, 2024 soon after he landed from Munich. | Photo Credit: PTI

A court warrant was pending against him. After the formalities, the SIT took him under its custody, sources said.

According to officials, police escorted him through a different exit, keeping in mind his security.

The grandson of the former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda had left the country soon after polling in his constituency concluded on April 26 amid circulation of video clips on pen drives with explicit videos allegedly involving him.

The MP, incommunicado since then, had released a video message on May 27, saying he would appear before SIT on May 31.

He had also field an anticipatory bail plea at the Principal City and Sessions Court for Elected Representatives on May 29, which issued a notice to the SIT to file objections, before posting the hearing for May 31.

(With PTI inputs)

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