Prajwal will be arrested at Airport upon his return: Karnataka Home Minister

Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Wednesday said suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of sexually abusing several women, will be arrested as soon as he arrives at the airport here.

The statement comes two days after Prajwal released a video statement promising that he would appear before the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the cases against him, on May 31.

According to official sources, the Hassan MP has booked a return flight ticket to Bengaluru from Munich on May 30, and is expected to land in the city in the small hours of May 31.

“All necessary measures have to be taken, as a warrant has been issued against him (Prajwal). He has to be arrested. SIT is waiting, they will arrest him and will take his statement, and their (SIT) process will start,” the minister said while speaking to reporters.

Asked if Prajwal would be arrested at the airport on landing, he said, “It (arrest) has to be done there (at airport), as a warrant has been issued.

So he will have to be arrested.”

Earlier, Prajwal reportedly left for Germany on April 27, a day after his constituency Hassan went to polls, and is still at large.

Blue Corner Notice issued against Prajwal: Interpol, following a request by the SIT via the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), issued a ‘Blue Corner Notice’ seeking information on his whereabouts. 

A Special Court for Elected Representatives issued an arrest warrant on May 18 against Prajwal Revanna, following an application moved by the SIT.

Parameshwara, while replying to a question on the arrest of two persons by SIT in connection with the pen drive circulation case, said more than the question of Congress, BJP and JD(S), whoever is involved in this case, will be arrested.

“Already 11-12 people have been arrested, whoever they (SIT) feel are involved in the case, during the investigation, they will arrest them and inquire them,” the minister added.

The cases of sexual abuse came to light after several pen drives allegedly containing explicit videos involving Prajwal were reportedly circulated in Hassan, ahead of Lok Sabha polls there on April 26.