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BJP leader G. Devaraje Gowda. (Image: PTI)

BJP chief G. Devaraje Gowda. (Picture: PTI)

An FIR was registered in opposition to Gowda on a criticism by a 36-year-old lady from Hassan, who alleged that he molested and raped her on the pretext of serving to her promote her property

BJP chief and advocate G Devaraje Gowda, arrested for alleged molestation and rape, was on Saturday remanded to 14 days judicial custody. The BJP chief was arrested on the Gulihal toll gate by the Hiriyur Police in Chitradurga district late Friday night time. He was arrested on a tip-off by the Hassan Police.

Earlier on Saturday, he was taken to Holenarasipura in Hassan district, the place the incident had allegedly taken place, for questioning, police stated. He was then produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace, who remanded him to 14 days’ judicial custody.

An FIR was registered in opposition to Gowda on a criticism by a 36-year-old lady from Hassan district, who alleged that he molested and raped her on the pretext of serving to her promote her property.

A case of molestation was registered in opposition to Gowda on April 1. On Friday, the lady as soon as once more approached the police and alleged that she was additionally raped by him, a police officer advised PTI.

The Holenarasipur police arrived in Chitradurga on Saturday morning. After the authorized course of, the Hiriyur police handed over Gowda to Holenarasipura police. Gowda had unsuccessfully contested the 2023 meeting election on the BJP ticket and was defeated by JD(S) MLA and former minister H D Revanna.

He had additionally claimed that he alerted the BJP management final yr about Prajwal Revanna’s alleged sexual abuse of a number of ladies, and cautioned the saffron social gathering to not give a Lok Sabha ticket to the JD(S) MP from Hassan.

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(This story has not been edited by News18 workers and is revealed from a syndicated information company feed – PTI)

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