Plaintiff in Jarkiholi CD case claims death threat, refuses to meet with cops

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Dinesh Kallahalli, the activist who filed a complaint against former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi in an alleged sex-for-work scam, refused to meet with the police, citing a threat to life.

The social activist had recently released a CD allegedly showing Jarkiholi in an intimate situation with an unidentified woman. Kallahalli claimed that Jarkiholi demanded sexual favors from the woman in exchange for a job. He said he was approached by the woman’s family to seek justice for their daughter.

The controversy forced Jarkiholi to resign from his ministerial post Wednesday.

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Kallahalli also filed an FIR in the case on Tuesday at Cubbon Park police station in Bengaluru. But when Cubbon Park police sent him a summons to meet with them on Thursday, he refused.

Speaking to India Today TV, Dinesh Kallahalli said he did not take the opportunity to travel to Bangalore from his home in Kanakapura because he had received threatening calls.

He said the threats began shortly after he lodged the complaint with the Bengaluru Police Commissioner. He also claimed to have noticed that people from outside his village were moving near his home.

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“They call to ask why I filed this complaint and say what I did was wrong. They say I have to stop doing this or things won’t be good for me in the future, ”Kallahalli said.

However, the social activist thanked CM BS Yediyurappa for immediately following up on his complaint against the former minister.

Dinesh Kallahalli said he also has similar CDs of three other people, including a minister, and plans to release them soon.

“I am not afraid of my future. Although I receive threat calls, I will not succumb to them. I plan to release three more CDs that will once again shake up the political landscape of Karnataka… ”said Dinesh Kallahalli, adding that the other two CDs would reveal the actions of two prominent figures who are not politicians.

On Tuesday, Dinesh had met the Bengaluru Police Commissioner and handed him the CD containing intimate scenes of a former minister with an unknown woman, who went viral upon release.

The minister then tendered his resignation the following Wednesday, but claimed he was confident he would come out innocent once the case was investigated.



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