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Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa Grilled For Three Hours By CID In POCSO Case — All You Need To Know

Swarajya Staff

Jun 17, 2024, 05:07 PM | Updated 05:07 PM IST

B. S. Yediyurappa, Former CM of Karnataka
B. S. Yediyurappa, Former CM of Karnataka

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa was questioned by the state's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for three hours today (17 June) in a case under the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Yediyurappa has denied the allegations and challenged the case in the Karnataka High Court, which has restrained the CID from arresting him.

As per the police, Yediyurappa faces charges under the POCSO Act and Indian Penal Code sections related to sexual harassment.

The FIR against him was filed after a woman alleged that he sexually assaulted her 17-year-old daughter during a meeting at his residence in February.

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The 54-year-old complainant died of lung cancer last month. Her son has approached the court, seeking the BJP veteran's arrest, stating that there has been no progress in the investigation even three months after the case was registered.

Yediyurappa has vehemently denied the allegations. "I am not complaining to anyone. Time will decide everything. People know what the truth is. Those who are doing tricks, the people will teach them a lesson," he said.

A warrant had previously been issued against Yediyurappa after he did not appear for questioning on Wednesday. He explained that he was in Delhi for political engagements and promised to appear before the CID team today.

While BJP leaders have accused the ruling Congress of vendetta politics, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has stated that his government has never indulged in "vindictive politics" and will not do so in the future.

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