Kavitha Reddy arrested, released on bail the same day
Sandalwood actress Samyuktha Hegde decided not to take the case forward considering Kavitha Reddy’s “age”. Kavitha Reddy was arrested and released on bail the same day.
Bengaluru: Congress spokesperson and activist Kavitha Reddy was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly harassing and abusing Sandalwood actress Samyuktha Hegde at a Bengaluru park on September 4.
However, she was released within a few hours on bail.
A senior officer from the HSR Layout police station told a news daily, “Kavitha Reddy was arrested based on the complaint by Samyuktha Hegde and released on station bail on the same day.”
Meanwhile, Samyuktha Hegde claimed on social media that she no longer wanted to pursue her case against Kavitha Reddy.
In a post shared by Samyuktha Hegde a part of the caption read “I’ve consulted with my family and also keeping Kavitha Reddy’s age in mind, I am not interested and don’t want to pursue my case against her and I have formally requested the police yesterday about the same.”
Samyuktha had named another person named Anil Reddy, a resident of HSR Layout, in her complaint.
In her social media post, she stated that she still hoped strong action would be taken against him.
Another part of Samyuktha’s post read “However, I want to be clear: I still hope that strong action is taken against Anil Reddy and the others with him, who threatened and abused us at the park and made us feel so helpless. Nobody in the world has a right to make you feel like that and it will not be tolerated anymore”.
Hi everyone. I really really appreciate all the support I’ve been getting, all the love, all the posts, all the trolls, all the tweets that gave this voice an amplifier. You all have played such a major role in making this a nationwide impact, this is a feather on the cap for all of us as a society and I hope that the horrible incident of Friday results in wider awareness about how moral policing cannot be tolerated in our lovely cosmopolitan city or anywhere else. Let’s be clear, Kavitha Reddy’s apology was not satisfactory or genuine, She had not taken down her posts or tweets for 16 hours after issuing a public apology which shows how casual she was about this apology and had clearly done this under pressure as it was affecting her public image and many of you have also pointed this out. However, I want the focus of this issue to not be on her or me or the incident, I hope this goes a small way in working on greater freedom for women every where around. I've consulted with my family and also keeping Kavitha Reddy’s age in mind, I am not interested and don't want to pusure my case against her and I have formally requested the police yesterday about the same . However, I want to be clear: I still hope that strong action is taken against Anil Reddy and the others with him, who threatened and abused us at the park and made us feel so helpless. NOBODY IN THE WORLD HAS A RIGHT TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE THAT AND IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED ANYMORE Again I must express my love and gratitude for all the support from all of you, my legal team ( Arjun Rao and Maitreyi Bhat ), and specially want to mention 2 people who were there and available for me throughout all this. Shraddha for all the advice and mental support that you've given me and Pavan for just being there by my side. I love you and I couldn't have done this without you guys. Lastly but most importantly I want to thank my family for strongly standing with me, emotionally supporting me and letting me know that no matter what, they are with me and as a girl I think that's the most imporrant support. Regards, Samyuktha Hegde
Based on reports, Anil Reddy has not been arrested yet. Police officers told a few news portals that they are still looking for him.
For the uninitiated, Samyuktha Hegde had alleged on Saturday that Kavitha Reddy abused her and her friends for working out in a sports-bra at the Agara Lake in HSR Layout.