Bangalore, March 14 (IANS): Bengaluru police are reportedly ensuring the safety of the young woman who is allegedly involved in the CD sleaze case and who is now seeking protection as she fears for her life, a senior official said on Sunday.
“Safety will be assured to the woman as she seeks it once we identify her and her location,” Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant told IANS.
The move follows a directive from Karnataka Interior Minister Basavaraj Bommai, whom she asked for protection via a Kannada video clip that went viral on social media Saturday night and aired on Channels. local information.
Bommai said, “I ordered the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which was set up to investigate the CD case, to ensure the safety of the unidentified woman who brought me down. appealed in the video clip. “
The woman, however, did not reveal her name or location in the video, although police suspect she resides only in the city.
In the 34-second video clip, the young woman claimed that Jarkiholi had promised her a government job and had the sordid CD made to defame her and her family.
His video was revealed shortly after former state water resources minister Ramesh Jarkiholi filed a complaint at a local police station against anonymous people on Saturday for allegedly plotting against him and making the CD in which he was seen in an intimate relationship with the woman. He was forced to resign on March 3 after the CD aired on news channels on March 2.
In the complaint filed by his friend and former BJP lawmaker V. Nagaraju, he said: “Strangers plotted to humiliate me politically, end my political career and extort money from me.
“We registered an FIR against unknown persons based on the complaint and transferred it to SIT for investigation,” Pant told reporters earlier today.
Jarkiholi defected from the ruling BJP in November 2019 and became minister in February 2020 after winning the by-election. Minister of the previous Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) -Congress government, he resigned in July 2019 with 13 Congress rebels and 3 JD-S rebels, resulting in the fall of the 14-month coalition ministry in July. December 23, 2019 and the BJP returns to power under the leadership of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.