SIT not going abroad to bring back Prajul Ravana, says G Parameshwara.


He also cautioned political leaders against making public statements or sharing information regarding the case, which is sensitive.

33-year-old Prajul Rivana, grandson of JD(S) patriarch and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, is facing allegations of sexual assault on several women.

The scandal has created a political storm with the ruling Congress and the BJP-JD(S).

Prajul Revana is said to have left for abroad a day after the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka on April 27.

He was the joint candidate of the BJP-JD(S) alliance from Hassan Lok Sabha constituency, which went to the polls in the first phase.

“No, there is no such option. A blue corner notice has been issued and Interpol will share the information. In the respective country where he is found or identified, he will inform them (Interpol) and then our agencies. , the CBI will get to know, and through them we will know.”

“No word yet,” said Parameshwara.

He was replying to a question on reports about the SIT team traveling abroad in connection with the case.

While talking to the journalists, he said that 'the investigation is going on, we do not want to share any information to affect the investigation'.

Responding to a question on Union Minister Prahlad Joshi's statement alleging conspiracy behind the arrest of BJP leader Devaraj Gowda, Parameshwara said, “If someone says something, I cannot react to it.” We cannot answer. As with every public statement, because this is a serious matter, we cannot share information until the investigation is complete.

“I request the people and our leaders to be careful while giving statements. If not, based on their statements, we may have to summon them for investigation and 41 of CrPC,” he added. Their statement may have to be recorded under A”. .

Asked if JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy would also be served notice, the minister said he was a former chief minister and believed the former had taken the matter seriously.

“One has to be careful before making a statement on this case or sharing any information in the public domain, and that applies to everyone,” he added.

Published May 12, 2024, 09:19 IST

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