Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (SP)
Bangalore, May 10: Former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who is facing a CD sleaze case filed by a lady, was given a medical examination at the government hospital and then questioned.
Officials of the special investigation team interrogated Jarkiholi at the technical center, here Adugodi, for two hours. They asked her about the allegations of the lady who claimed to be a victim. He was fired, after asking him to be present for questioning whenever he was summoned thereafter.
After the elusive lady for several days suddenly appeared in court and recorded her statement, Jarkiholi was asked to appear for questioning before the special investigative team. Jarkiholi had not attended the interrogation, citing a Covid infection from which he was suffering. Subsequently, he avoided questioning by claiming to be under treatment, isolation, rest, confinement etc. But officials continued to serve him with new notices. They assured him that security measures would be in place when he was questioned.
Recently, the lady had written to the police commissioner, claiming that millions of rupees were being offered to her through her lawyers to withdraw the case and that she was under pressure. She wanted those who pressured her to be reserved. She had said that those who claimed to be close to the Jarkiholi family were offering a lure that was running into millions of rupees to withdraw her complaint. She had called for the arrest of Jarkiholi, who she said was trying to escape action under the guise of coronavirus infection.