Ramesh Jarkiholi Sex Scandal: Karnataka Minister Resigns,Cubbon park police summons Dinesh kalahalli to seek more info :
Karnataka cabinet minister Ramesh Jarkiholi on Wednesday resigned on moral grounds pending an investigation into the alleged sex tape in which his name cropped up.
In his resignation letter,which has been accepted by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and forwarded to the Governor for approval, and the Governor has approved the minister resignation in which he claimed innocence.
There should be an investigation into this.Even though I am innocent,am taking moral responsibility and resigning from my post in the cabinet,”Jarkiholi said.
Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has been accused of sexually exploiting a woman who sought the minister’s help for a short film.
The allegations have been brought by Dinesh Kalahalli,a social activist,who released a video, screenshots and a telephonic conversation, allegedly between the minister and the woman.
Dinesh has filed a complained against the minister in the Cubbon Park police station. He also made it clear that he was not related to the victim, but was approached by her family as there was an environment of fear.
Karnataka Milk Federation chairperson Balachandra Jarkiholi on Wednesday urged Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to go for a CID or CBI probe into the sex scandal allegedly involving his brother and Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi.
Ramesh Jarkiholi’s brother BJP MP Balachandra Jarkiholi even said and also threatened to file Rs.100 crore defamation case against those who released the sex tape, which he called fake.
Meanwhile the cubbon park police on Wednesday issued notice to Dinesh Kallahalli to appear before the investigating officer for questioning.
B.Maruthi,Inspector of cubbon park asked Dinesh to appear for questioning to seek clarity on the some issues related to the case on Thursday 11 am.
The notice was issued to Kallahalli hours after Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai reacting to the incident said that he had ordered a detailed and transparent probe into this.
The cubbon park police had questioned Kallahalli and recorded his statement after he filed a petition seeking probe into the sex scandal.
Since he is not directly related to the incident,the police are probing on his relationship with the woman and her family
The police are also probing whether the CD submitted to them has been fabricated and who and why the incident was recorded.
Meanwhile Dinesh Kallahalli approached,Girish S Ramnagar Superintendent of Police and filed a conplaint that he os facing life threat and sought necessary protection.
Dinesh residing in Kallahalli in Kanakapura said that he is getting threat calls on his mobile and some unknown people are moving around his house suspeciously.
After receiving the request for protection the Ramanagar Superintendent of police deployed two police personnel at his house for his protection and security.