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After Virtual Interaction With Alleged 'Missing' Victim of Ramesh Jakriholi Scandal,Karnataka HC Disposes Habeas Plea

Lawstreet Journal 4 Jun 2021 8:42pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary After Virtual Interaction With Alleged 'Missing' Victim of Ramesh Jakriholi Scandal,Karnataka HC Disposes Habeas Plea

In an alleged sex CD case,  the Karnataka High Court dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed by the victim's father on Monday (31 May 2021). The case involves the former Karnataka  Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi.

The court  dismissed the Habeas corpus petition, after the victim  herself appeared before the court via video conference and stated that including her parents,she does not wish to interact with anyone at the moment. She further stated that in due course  and after the 'dust' settles  she will interact with them . 

The father of the victim  had approached the court. He had claimed that his daughter had been detained in an undisclosed location unlawfully,  and that he has reason to suspect the complicity of the 2nd respondent Special Investigating Team (formed to investigate the case) and an advocate. 

SIT's counsel, Advocate Kiran Jawali and Advocate P.Prasanna Kumar, contended that the allegations made against their clients are unsubstantiated and the allegations are made without any justification. 

Furthermore, it was claimed that on 29 May, 2021, SIT personnel visited the so-called 'detenue"s' residence , and their interaction with her prima facie shows that she has been residing in the said place on her own volition and that she chooses to be incommunicado qua her parents, for her own discrete reasons.

 In order to make the victim speak to the Court via WhatsApp vedio call, the court directed the Registrar General to immediately visit the detainee's residence and make her speak to the court, because the parents expressed concerns about… Continue Reading...

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