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JD(S) leader HD Revanna remanded in custody till May 8 in connection with kidnapping case, alleges ‘political conspiracy’ | Latest news India

Janta Dal (Secular) leader HD Revanna was on Sunday sent to police custody by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) till May 8, a day after he was arrested in a kidnap case in which he is the prime suspect. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arvind B. Kattimani granted custody of Revanna to the SIT.

JD(S) leader HD Revanna is in custody by SIT officials in connection with a kidnapping case registered against him at KR Nagar police station in Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI)

HD Revanna’s custody hearing took place on May 5 at the judge’s house amid heavy security measures. Following his arrest yesterday, Revanna was taken to Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital by SIT officials for his mandatory medical examination.

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While talking to reporters outside the hospital, Revanna alleged that the SIT officials did not have any concrete evidence against him and that his arrest was part of a political conspiracy.

β€œIt is a political conspiracy against me. In my 40 years of political life, I have never seen anything like this,” he said.

“I have no guilt in politics. On April 28, a complaint was filed against me. However, no evidence was found in this case. With the malicious intention of arresting me, they filed a kidnapping case against me and arrested me.” Revanna added.

HD Revanna’s son Prajwal Revanna, the sitting MP and candidate from Hassan Lok Sabha constituency, is facing multiple allegations of sexual assault. He has also been named in the kidnapping case filed against his father HD Revanna.

The JD(S) leader was arrested on Saturday after a special Assembly court in Bengaluru rejected the anticipatory bail applications of both HD Revanna and Prajwal Revanna.

In the kidnap case, HD Revanna and his associates were booked under sections 364A (kidnapping for ransom), 365 (kidnapping with intent to cause harm) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

In the kidnap complaint filed against HD Revanna and his associates, the victim’s son alleged that his mother was taken away on motorcycle by Revanna’s close aide Satish on April 29. Later, the 20-year-old complainant learned through a friend and relative that his mother was among the women in the cache of videos that have become public, showing her being tied up and raped, allegedly by Prajwal.

(With inputs from PTI)

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