Bengaluru: Karnataka Residence Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday stated that the protest in help of former Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi won’t have an effect on the SIT investigation on the alleged intercourse scandal.
“The protest which is happening will likely be sorted by the native police. The investigation will likely be accomplished systematically. We’ve given free hand to SIT,” Mr Bommai instructed media personnel.
The comment got here after a protest was staged in opposition to Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar by the supporters of Jarkiholi within the Belagavi district forward of his go to to the district. They had been alleging Mr Shivakumar’s position within the intercourse CD matter.
The Karnataka Residence Minister additional stated that the federal government has offered safety to the sufferer and her household.
“Nobody ought to work to undermine the morals of the police. The SIT crew is systematically investigating the proper path. The reality will come out of the investigation,” he added.
Earlier, Jarkiholi alleged that Mr Shivakumar is the producer of the alleged intercourse CD.
A case was registered on March 2 in opposition to Jarkiholi for allegedly sexually assaulting a lady after a purported intercourse tape surfaced exhibiting him in a compromising place with a lady.
Following the allegations, Jarkiholi resigned on March 3. He had denied allegations that he had sexually exploited a lady in return for a authorities job, saying that the scandal was a conspiracy in opposition to him and that the CD was “faux”.