POCSO case: Court summons ex-CM Yediyurappa on 15 July

The CID's charge sheet charges Yediyurappa under the POCSO Act and IPC sections 354(A) (sexual harassment), 204 (destroying evidence), and 214 (offering a bribe to conceal an offence)

The CID is probing the case against Yediyurappa (photo: NH archives)
The CID is probing the case against Yediyurappa (photo: NH archives)


A special Bengaluru court Thursday, 4 July ordered veteran BJP leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, along with other accused, to appear before it on 15 July in connection with the case of sexual harassment of a minor under the POCSO case against him.

The Special POCSO First Fast Track Court ordered authorities to issue summons to Yediyurappa and other accused, considering the charge sheet submitted by the CID in the POCSO case against Yediyurappa.

The CID, which is probing the case against Yediyurappa, had submitted a charge sheet against him in the special fast track court on 27 June.

As per the charge sheet, Yediyurappa, in collusion with the other three accused, had been charged under the POCSO Act and IPC's sections 354(A) (sexual harassment), 204 (destroying document or electronic record) and 214 (offering bribe to another person to make them conceal an offence).

The other accused face charges of colluding with Yediyurappa to hush up the case under IPC's sections 204 and 214.

The charge sheet mentions that the complainant had gone to meet Yediyurappa at his residence on Feb 2 this year to seek his help regarding the sexual assault against her 17-year-old daughter.

Yediyurappa, holding the wrist of the girl, took her into a room in his residence, locked it, and sexually harassed her by putting his hand into her bra and pressing her chest, it said.

It mentions that the girl resisted and came out of the room. Afterwards, the BJP leader had refused to help them.

When the victim uploaded the photo and video on a social media account, the accused had got them called to his residence through other accused persons and gave Rs 2 lakh cash to the complainant.

The accused had also got the photos and video deleted from social media and from the iPhone gallery.

The victim's mother had passed away on 26 May due to health complications in Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, Yediyurappa had refuted the charges and said that he was ready to face any case.

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