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Karnataka sex CD case: Woman's parents file habeas corpus in HC

Parents of woman who was seen in a viral video that resulted in Irrigation Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi stepping down from the post, have alleged that their daughter is missing for months and have approached the High Court and filed a habeas corpus.

Karnataka sex CD case: Woman's parents file habeas corpus in HC-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published May 31, 2021, 6:06 PM IST

The infamous sex CD case involving Belagavi strongman Ramesh Jarkiholi who was axed from BS Yediyurappa's cabinet after the video involving him in compromising position with a young woman went viral, now has taken another turn as the woman's parents have moved the Karnataka High Court bench in Dharwad seeking court's intervention and filed a 'habeas corpus'.

The parents earlier approached Belagavi District's AMPC Police Station stating that their daughter is missing and urged the police to find her.

Surprisingly the woman use to appear over on social media platforms and release a video telling that she is safe and would seek justice claiming she has been impacted due to the viral video.

As per reports, the woman accused Ramesh Jarkiholi of luring her on the pretext of facilitating her for a documentary shoot about the Irrigation and water resources department the post which he had held as minister.

The woman also has filed a case in Bengaluru after the video went viral in mid-March. Police registered an FIR against Ramesh Jarkiholi under Sections  506 (criminal intimidation), 417 (punishment for cheating) of the IPC, 376C (sexual intercourse by a person in authority), 354A (sexual harassment), 504 (provoke breach of the peace), and 67A (transmitting material containing a sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act and the investigation was on.

The woman who had arrived to give a complaint then failed to reunite with her parents and reportedly remained untraceable.
The case is likely to end in Jarkiholi's favour after police sources claimed that it was the woman who made the first move and spoke provocatively. And based on the video analysis, it appears there was no force from Jarkiholi and everything looked mutual.

Recently the former minister is said to have confessed about his role in the CD and at the same time told that he was not aware about the CD being made about the act.

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