Sexual harassment case: High court rejects accused advocate's bail petition

Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS): The Karnataka High Court has rejected the bail petition of senior advocate K.S.N. Rajesh, who has been accused of sexually harassing a law graduate at his office in Mangaluru in Dakshina Kannada district, Mangaluru Police Commissioner N. Shashikumar said on Saturday.

"We convinced the court why the accused advocate shouldn't get bail. The court has now issued an order of arrest without warrant against him. However, the police have not able to arrest him so far. A lookout notice has also been issued to prevent him from escaping to another country," Shashikumar said.

"It has been ensured that he doesn't escape from the clutches of law. All his bank accounts have been freezed and taken into custody. He will be arrested soon," Shashikumar added.

The victim had filed a case of sexual harassment against senior advocate Rajesh on October 18. The police department had suspended two officers, including a lady sub-inspector, for dereliction of duty in connection with the case besides making three arrests.

The victim had earlier suspected foul play in the investigation of the case by the Karnataka police. She had questioned the police as to why they have not been able to arrest the accused, even after filing of an FIR against him.

Rajesh had been suspended from the membership of the Karnataka State Bar Council until further orders.

The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) authorities had directed the accused advocate not to continue as the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) of ACB at the additional district and sessions court.






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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    In a woman's "raj" men are already convicted on the basis of their complaint whether true ornot. Powerful men are brought to their heels by any woman on the basis of a complaint; when a number of them conspire to do it together, all hell breaks out. Then their only chance is to hide, with the connivance of the police who are on their side very often.

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    All world is in tension with poor economy because of corona .. this man thinks of additional entertainment. great bhatre

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Now it is clear that, becoz of the nexus with corrupt police, he was able to escape arrest for so long! Now when things have started to become serious, then only the police started to act in a right manner!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    kalla police drama in full force in karunadu, which has lost sanity after the chaddis have assumed power..

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Must be a strong influenced 'Nationalist'

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Red Corner Notice is the only Solution ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    @well wisher Kudla ,he is a lawyer ne?Knows all tricks about it?Still hiding like a thief.He should comeout of his hidden hole .Face the world .Whether he is guilty or not,best is show yourself.Long time one cant remain hiding.

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    He is not only a lawyer but a public prosecutor for Anti Corruption Bureau, imagine where we are heading to, he was inside a police station when the victim was taken there, why was he not arrested straight away at that time. The corrupt nexus is obvious...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    best option is to produce medical report certifying condition as mentally challegned....

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    ಪ್ರಿಯ ರಾಜೇಶ, ನೀನು ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದರೂ ಈ ಸಂದೇಶ ಓದಿದ ಕೂಡಲೇ ಮನೆಗೆ ಬಾ.. ನೀನು ಅಡಗಿ ಹೋದ ನಂತರ ಇಂದಿನ ತನಕ ನಿನ್ನ ಅಜ್ಜಿ, ತಾಯಿ ಊಟ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ.. ನಿನ್ನ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಿತಪತಿಯನ್ನು ಹೆಂಡತಿ, ಮಕ್ಕಳು, ತಂದೆ, ತಾಯಿ, ಅಜ್ಜಿ, ಅಜ್ಜ ಮತ್ತೇ ಇನ್ನಿತರ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಕರು ಕ್ಷಮಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹಣ ಬೇಕಾದರೆ whatsapp ಮಾಡು... GPay ಮೂಲಕ ಕಳಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    ಆಯಿತು.....ತುಂಬಾ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು. ಹಣ ಬೇಗ ಬೇಗ ಕಳಿಸಿದ ನಂತರ ರಶೀದಿ ಕಳಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Cynthi, Be careful...Rajesh might be hiding in Kirem / Kateel side.... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    If he is hiding in kirem it wil be much easier for me. All the cases of kirem, he will fight free of cost.....If doesn't, i will inform his whereabouts to the higher grade police officials.....Samjo vo abhi khatre me he...ಮಾಡು ಅಥವಾ ಮಡಿ.....hmmm

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Red Corner Notice has to be issued against Senior Advocate Rajesh ...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Great escape ! Very mysterious indeed.

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  • Well wisher, Kudla

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Bail petition without arrest??

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