Rahul Gandhi urges Karnataka CM to take swift action in Prajwal case

Bengaluru, May 4 (UNI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has penned a letter to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, urging him to provide support to the victims of alleged sexual assaults by Prajwal Revanna, Member of Parliament representing Hassan.

Gandhi stressed the moral responsibility of the Congress party to stand up for justice for women, calling for united efforts to hold the accused accountable.

The letter, on Saturday, acknowledged Gandhi’s awareness of the Karnataka Government’s formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the grave allegations against Prajwal. The former Congress President disclosed that a request has been made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel Prajwal’s diplomatic passport and facilitate his extradition to India.

“I request you to kindly extend all possible support to the victims. They deserve our compassion and solidarity as they fight their battle for justice. We have a collective duty to ensure that all parties responsible for these heinous crimes are brought to book,” stated Rahul Gandhi in the letter.

Furthermore, he alleged that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had been briefed about Prajwal’s previous misconduct, including instances of sexual violence, as early as December 2023.

Expressing dismay at the BJP’s alleged inaction despite being informed of these accusations, the Wayanad MP condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s purported endorsement of Prajwal during electoral campaigning.

He accused Modi of supporting a “mass rapist.”

During a political rally, Rahul previously accused Prajwal of raping 400 women and filming the assaults. He criticized PM Modi for purportedly endorsing Prajwal during Karnataka’s elections.

In response to these claims, Siddaramaiah had earlier urged PM Modi to revoke Prajwal’s diplomatic passport. Siddharamaiah assured that the SIT would provide all necessary details and comply with legal procedures.

Prajwal was charged on April 28 in connection with an alleged sexual harassment case filed with the Holenarasipura Town police.

The charges against Prajwal include sections 354A, 354D, 506, and 509 of the IPC, covering sexual harassment, intimidation, and outraging the dignity of a woman. The victim accused both Prajwal and his father, HD Revanna, of involvement in the sexual assault.

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