Sex scandal: Return from abroad and surrender - Kumaraswamy appeals to nephew Prajwal Revanna

Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS): In a major development in the Karnataka sex scandal, JD(S) state chief H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday pleaded with nephew and party MP Prajwal Revanna, who is the prime accused in the case, to return from abroad and appear before investigators if he has even the slightest respect for his grandfather and former PM H.D. Deve Gowda.

Addressing a press conference, Kumaraswamy said: "I request Prajwal Revanna, through the media, to come back from whichever country he is in. There should be no fear. The law of this land is in effect. How long can this hide-and-seek game be played?"

He reiterated that if Prajwal had any respect for him and his grandfather, he should come back to India and surrender to the police.

"I join my hands in an appeal to you. You must surrender within 24 to 48 hours. Lakhs of party workers have voted for us. How long do you want to stay abroad? Please come back to India and appear before the authorities. Let there be a conclusion. There is no need to hide."

"I wanted to convey this through my father. He (Deve Gowda) has extended all his support for Prajwal Revanna to grow in politics. If Prajwal Revanna wants to bring any respect to his grandfather and party workers, he should come back to India," Kumaraswamy stated.

The former chief minister also said: "I publicly apologise to the victims of this scandal. I can understand their pain. Who pushed them into this situation? Many similar cases have occurred, although their magnitude might be less. This is an abominable case and it makes all of us bow our heads in shame."

Noting that the Congress government is demanding that he bring Prajwal Revanna back to India, Kumaraswamy said: "I have said many times, that he has not been in touch with me for a long time. One person is responsible for this tragedy. Another person took the scandal to the world and ruined the families of the victims."

Hitting back at the ruling party, he said: "Let the Congress make hundreds of attempts to target my family. My party workers have given me the strength to fight."

"The question is, how did it start? The episode began the day before polling. If we had known about the scandal, we would not have let it happen... If I had known about the scandal earlier, I would not have let Prajwal Revanna leave the country," he said.

"In these cases, they act based on the advocates’ opinions. We did not ask him to go. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) could have given him seven days to appear when he sought time," he said.

"I requested my father, Deve Gowda, to make a public announcement that if he had any respect, Prajwal Revanna should come back and cooperate with the SIT. People should not misunderstand our family," Kumaraswamy stated.




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  • Prashanth, Mulki

    Tue, May 21 2024

    Prajwal, Yelliddiyappa.

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  • Sri satya, Mysuru

    Wed, May 22 2024

    Germany alli mini mini brand powder hakthiddeeniappa.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, May 21 2024

    This entire Gowda family is a “waste”.. Useless people.

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  • Pinthaam, Mangloor

    Tue, May 21 2024

    If HDK was in power, he would have given a choice to Rave anna, now shedding crocodile tears for the victims!!

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  • rajesh kotian, mangalore / abudhabi

    Tue, May 21 2024

    This is just drama

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  • Eddi, india

    Tue, May 21 2024

    DG/HDK is expert in cat and mouse play. This is all time pass.

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Tue, May 21 2024

    All drama, being producer of films you've understood audience well. You & Few in BJP are the director of this movie, it's known fact to world you always inclined to BJP while Revanna to Congress , Many JDS were unhappy with alliance , you wanted to reduce power and influence of your brother, especially after your son lost his elections...this was golden opportunity to kill both, put the blame on congress so that never ending fight between Revanna Vs Congress , also his family will be at your mercy...with this prajwal going to jail'll use it for your gain. In all these drama those victims will never get justice in this world...

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2024

    I think this analysis is spot on, Omar

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  • Alwyn, Kudla

    Tue, May 21 2024

    Rape on a women or child is considered as rape regardless of which influence person or. Not. If this Anna support this rapist directly or indirectly put him behind bars too and ban him from public office

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  • M. Kamath, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 21 2024

    What a joke? Prajwal bega barappa. The family knows where he is and must be talking to him through internet or burner phones.

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Mon, May 20 2024

    We are not bothered, whether the fugitive has any respect for his Chacha or Dada. If you have any respect for the people of Karnataka, why can't you just remove him from the party ? Dramebaaz aur Nautanki Kahin Ka.....

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  • Babu Shenoy, Mangalore

    Mon, May 20 2024

    This appeal of Kumaraswamy is meant for publicity only. He surely has a different advice for his nephew and that is, "Don't return until there is a government in Karnataka which will not take action on you."

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Mon, May 20 2024

    As usual sex and money laundering bagodaas don't want to return .....

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Mon, May 20 2024

    BJP finished JDS...

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    Mon, May 20 2024

    Closing your eyes repeatedly like a Cat 🐈 , doesn't make you / or anyone, decent.

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  • Namma Oorda, Kodial

    Mon, May 20 2024

    All these claims are to put some fine dust into the eyes of the people. Politicians know politics and they play it well. Jr. Revanna will not come back and this whole episode will be soon forgotten.

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