BJP ‘whistleblower’ on Prajwal held in harassment case | India News

MYSURU: BJP functionary G Devarajegowda, the first to alert his party last year about sleaze and sexual abuse videos allegedly involving JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, was arrested late Friday in a sexual harassment case, reports Milton Lawrence.
Devarajegowda, also an advocate, was held near Chitradurga and brought to Holenarasipura, Hassan, on Saturday. He was later remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by a local court.Devarajegowda’s arrest came a day after he sought anticipatory bail from a local court on May 9, but it posted his plea for hearing to May 15.
A woman had filed a complaint on April 1 this year saying she had contacted Devarajegowda to find a buyer for her property around 10 months ago. She claimed he had been regularly contacting and harassing her over the phone and abused her this Feb. He has been booked on charges of sexual harassment and voyeurism.
Citing Prajwal’s videos, Devarajegowda had urged BJP not to ally with JD(S) for the Lok Sabha elections as he felt it would hand Congress and other parties ammunition to target the saffron party.
Devarajegowda later alleged that state Congress chief and deputy CM DK Shivakumar was behind the leak. The BJP functionary also accused SIT officials probing Prajwal’s case of coercing him into dropping Shivakumar’s name from his statement.


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