BENGALURU: The woman’s father, who would appear in the “sex video” allegedly implicating former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, approached the Karnataka High Court to question police recording his daughter’s statement.
The father said in his petition that his daughter was a victim of circumstances and politics and his indecent video was released by various media.
He said he contacted her only to realize that she had been victimized and was under tremendous pressure.
Stating that he lodged a police complaint that his daughter was kidnapped by influential people unknown in Belagavi, he said his daughter also lodged a police complaint.
“During the investigation, the petitioner learned that his daughter’s statement was registered under Article 164 of the CrPC (…) throwing all legal standards to the winds,” the petition states.
He argued that the registration of the declaration under Article 164 of the CrPC was not only contrary to the mandatory requirements of the said provision, but also to Article 21 of the Indian Constitution (protection of life and personal freedom).
Meanwhile, police sources said the woman’s family had moved from Belagavi to Vijayapura and demanded her safety.
In Bengaluru, police visited a few locations, which are believed to be locations where the objectionable videos were filmed.