Sex CD case: Woman files in special court in Bangalore; voice test completed | Bangalore News


BENGALURU: A woman who allegedly appeared in a video allegedly linked to the sex-for-work complaint against former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi appeared in a district court on Tuesday and made her statement.
The woman, who had remained elusive since the scandal broke on March 2, reached Guru Nanak Bhavan’s special court, Vasanthnagar, amid police security. From there, she was taken to the technical wing of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Madiwala, for a “voice sample test” and other tests in the evening.
The events began around 11:30 a.m. when attorney KN Jagadish arrived at the Nrupatunga Road Metropolitan Magistrates’ Court. Earlier today, Jagadish requested permission to bring the woman before the judge and register her statement under Article 164 of the CrPC.
Sex CD case: Only some senior cops knew about the woman’s plan
Jagadish made his case before Judge Bala Gopal in courtroom 24. Leave was granted at 12:30 pm. Jagadish later announced that leave had been granted and that the woman will appear at 3 p.m.
As a huge contingent of police took up positions outside the Nrupatunga Road Court with Deputy Police Commissioner (Command Center) Isha Pant arriving at the courthouse, the ranks of media personnel swelled.
The woman did not show up at 3 p.m. Jagadish appeared 15 minutes later to tell media she was in court. The woman was testifying before the judge of a special tribunal set up at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Vasanthnagar during Covid. Only a few senior police officers were aware of the woman’s plan, sources said. She was in the courtroom for over an hour. At 5 p.m., she was taken to the technical wing of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Madiwala. She traveled in a private car escorted by four police jeeps. She was allowed to leave at 8 p.m.
Article 164 of the CrPC
Any metropolitan magistrate or judicial magistrate may, whether or not he has jurisdiction in the case, record the confessions or statements made to him during an investigation under Article 164 of the CrPC or any other law in force, or at any time thereafter before the commencement of the investigation or trial, provided that no confession is recorded by a police officer to whom judicial power has been conferred by virtue of a applicable law.


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