Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Former Karnataka CM, senior BJP leader B S Yediyurappa booked under POCSO for sexually harassing minor girl

Senior BJP leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, 81, was booked by the Sadashivanagar police late on Thursday night under a section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO) based on a complaint by the mother of a 17-year-old of sexual assault.

A case had been booked under section 8 of the POCSO Act and Section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code.

The mother, who was accompanied by the victim, reportedly lodged a complaint with the police on Thursday evening and the case was registered past midnight, The Hindu reported.

The alleged incident of sexual assault occurred on 2 February, 2024, when the mother and daughter had gone to seek the former Chief Minister’s help in connection with a cheating case.

The FIR says that Yediyurappa took the girl to a room and closed the door. They stayed in the room for five minutes where he reportedly sexually harassed the girl, FIR adds.


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