The girl who appeared in an alleged intercourse video with Karnataka BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi has filed a police grievance towards the chief via her legal professionals. This comes days after the MLA filed a “conspiracy and blackmailing” grievance towards unknown individuals.
“The victim in the CD wants to file a complaint… we are legally assisting her… she has sent a written complaint and we have handed it over to the police commissioner…she has been sexually exploited,” her lawyer mentioned.
The alleged intercourse video that apparently confirmed the MLA getting intimate with the lady, was broadly aired by Kannada information channels as a sex-for-jobs scandal.
After the alleged video triggered an uproar, Mr Jarkiholi had resigned because the Karnataka minister on “moral grounds”.
“Allegations against me are far from the truth. Clear investigation is needed. I’ll come out innocent and I’m confident about it. I’m resigning on moral grounds and I request you to accept this,” he had written in his resignation letter this month.
He had additionally claimed that the video was “100 percent fake”.
An activist had filed a grievance towards the MLA, accusing him of sexually harassing a “job aspirant”.
In his written grievance, Mr Jarkiholi had named nobody however had alleged that some individuals with an intention to extort cash resorted to defaming him.
Mr Jarkiholi was a Congress chief earlier than becoming a member of the BJP. He had performed a pivotal position in bringing down the Congress-JDS authorities in 2019, by organising defections to the BJP.
He was questioned in reference to the alleged intercourse tape not too long ago.
Reacting to the Congress’s protest within the state meeting over the matter this week, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had identified that the lady had not come ahead.
“Our Congress friends have been using lame excuses to hold a dharna during the Budget session yesterday. Ramesh Jarkiholi has taken moral responsibility and resigned. It is being investigated. The woman is not coming forward and giving any clarity. Despite all this, how is it right to hold a dharna? They have no other issues to have a debate,” he had mentioned.
With inputs from PTI