Suspended JD (S) Member of Parliament Prajwal Revanna has been arrested

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Suspended Member of Parliament of the Janata Dal (Secular) party, Prajwal Revanna, has been arrested by authorities in connection with a sexual assault case.

New Delhi, India, May 31 (HBTV): Suspended Member of Parliament of the Janata Dal (Secular) party, Prajwal Revanna, has been arrested by authorities in connection with a sexual assault case. 

Revanna returned to India on Friday night and was arrested by a Special Investigation Team (SIT). On Friday morning, he was taken to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Bengaluru for medical examination.    

Revanna had filed an anticipatory bail petition. However, the lawyer for the SIT informed the People's Representative court that the Special Public Prosecutor had said his petition had lost value as he had already been arrested.      

The information about the arrest has also been submitted to the court. Former Karnataka chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Basavaraj Bommai said the law will take its own course and that the SIT’s investigation should be fair and focus on giving justice to the victims.       

Revanna's advocate said his client has requested that there should be no media trial.    

The 33-year-old grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, who is seeking reelection as an NDA candidate from Hassan, fled the country on April 27 and returned in the early hours of Friday.

Soon after he alighted from the plane from Munich in Germany to Bengauru, he was received by the police, sources in the SIT said.