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BJP Leader Devaraje Gowda Who Flagged Prajwal Case, Taken into Custody

Chitradurga: In a major development, BJP leader and advocate Devaraje Gowda, who had flagged JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s alleged sexual abuse of several women, was taken into custody by Hiriyur Rural police late Friday night.


He was taken into custody by the police in connection with a sexual assault case registered against him at the Holenarasipura police station on April 1, according to sources.

Just a few days ago, Devaraje Gowda had made startling claims against Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, alleging that Shivakumar was behind the release of obscene videos allegedly involving Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna.

In the case for which he was taken into custody, Devarajegowda is facing allegations of sexually abusing a 36-year-old woman. She alleged that he molested her under the pretext of helping her sell her property.

Gowda had alerted the BJP leadership last year about Prajwal Revanna’s alleged sexual abuse and urged the party not to nominate the JD(S) leader from Hassan for the Lok Sabha ticket. However, despite forming an alliance with the JD(S) last year, the BJP decided to field Prajwal from Hassan.

The sex scandal came to light a day after the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency went to the polls on April 26. Videos began circulating, showing multiple women being sexually assaulted. The 33-year-old politician can allegedly be seen sexually abusing women in some of the videos.

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