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Prajwal Revanna ‘Sexual Abuse’ Viral Video Case: Here’s What We Know So Far

The viral sex video case involving Prajwal Revanna, a member of the prominent Karnataka political family JDS, has created a storm in the Karnataka political scene.

The video, which involves a trail of deceit connected to a 16-acre ancestral property, has led to allegations of intimidation and blackmail, resulting in legal action and widespread dissemination of the tapes.

The central figure, now-suspended MP Prajwal Revanna, is the grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.

The origins of this scandal trace back to an acrimonious land dispute within the inner echelons of H D Deve Gowda’s son, H D Revanna’s family. In 2023, a trusted lieutenant of the Revanna family, Kartik, went rogue and decided to challenge the family’s monopoly.

At the center of the controversy was a 16-acre piece of land located in the ancestral village of the Deve Gowda clan in Holenarsipura.

This land soon became a prestige issue and the bone of contention between Kartik and the Revanna family.

Tensions escalated when Kartik, feeling marginalized, lodged a complaint in December 2023 accusing Prajwal and his mother of using coercive means to hand over the land.

This was followed by a series of revelations about clandestine activities within the Deve Gowda lineage.

It was also revealed that Kartik had access to Prajwal’s mobile phone, with which he recorded the incriminating videos.

The scandalous videos were initially shared on his personal device and later used as a tool of blackmail after Kartik’s fallout with the family.

Kartik later approached prominent lawyer and BJP functionary G Devaraj Gowda, which further aggravated the situation.

This led the Revanna family to seek legal action against some media outlets and individuals, alleging a smear campaign against them.

The courts ruled to forbid the release of the videos in any manner.

G Devarajegowda maintained silence and did not release the videos, citing concerns for privacy and dignity.

However, his political rivals did not let the opportunity slip and started a widespread dissemination of the tapes ahead of the elections.

According to Kartik, he doesn’t know what Devaraj did with the videos.

Whenever he asked about them, Devaraj told him to wait.

It is also said that Devaraj gave the videos to the BJP high command and even asked the party not to give a ticket to Prajwal, and wrote a letter to this effect.

Later, Kartik asked Devaraj to return the pen drive containing the videos.

Devaraj gave him a copy of the letter he had written to the BJP high command, stating that even if he did not get justice from the court, he would seek it in this way.

Later, Kartik said that Devaraj discussed the matter with the media and started ignoring him.

Devaraj also stated to the media that he had given some copies of the videos to some friends from Congress, but this has been outrightly denied by Kartik, who added that Devaraj had cheated him.

The Karnataka Government has initiated a special probe and has formed an SIT team to investigate the matter.

Things have become even more complicated after Prajwal’s departure for Frankfurt, Germany, just a day before the formation of the SIT, leading to many unanswered questions.

The SIT team has been tasked with investigating allegations of sexual harassment and an alleged obscene video scandal against Prajwal Revanna, the current Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Janata Dal (Secular) from Hassan.

It is not clear how many women have been victims in this high-profile sex scandal. It is alleged that a number of women were sexually harassed, and videos were made.

More than 3000 videos have gone viral on different social media platforms like Twitter, Reddit and more.

The videos started surfacing about 5 days before the start of the second phase of the voting for the Lok Sabha 2024 elections, which occurred on 20 April.

Voting for the second phase of the elections happened on 26 April in different parts of the country, including 14 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.

Prajwal Revanna, however, remained unfazed and even participated in the election campaigns, asking voters to support the NDA alliance, of which JD(S) is a component.

Post-elections, he took a flight to Germany, and opposition parties have alleged that he fled the country to escape prosecution.

Amidst these developments, a woman who had worked with the Revanna family filed an FIR and made many shocking charges against both HD Revanna and Prajwal Revanna.

The woman stated that she first came in contact with the Revanna family when she was employed as a worker during their son Sooraj’s marriage.

Later, Prajwal Revanna would often call her alone to a room.

She revealed that six women used to work for the Revanna family and all were petrified and afraid of Prajwal Revanna.

The woman also alleged that whenever the female members of the Revanna family were out, Prajwal Revanna would call her and behave in an objectionable manner.

She also accused him of sexually molesting her.

The Holanarsipur Police have since recorded the statement of the woman and are investigating the matter, and have registered a case against both H D Revanna and Prajwal Revanna.

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Manoj Nair

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