'Sex video scandal': Woman accuses cops of being biased

Woman accuses cops of being biased

Woman accuses cops of being biased


Letter says Jarkiholi faced quizzing only for 3 hours while she faced interrogation for three days

Bengaluru: The woman, said to be featured in a 'sex video' allegedly involving BJP MLA and former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, on Sunday accused the police of being biased. In a four-page letter to Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant, the complainant claimed she had been questioned multiple times whereas the accused was questioned only once, that too for three hours.

"After seeing the entire process, I am wondering whether I am a victim or an accused," the woman said in her letter, which has surfaced on social media.

Further, she alleged that the SIT questioned the accused only for three hours and let him roam scot-free without any restrictions whereas she had been subjected to continuous questioning without any gap.

"Though Ramesh Jarkiholi has not mentioned my name in his complaint, police raided the place where I was staying as a paying guest and destroyed all the evidence there to present me as an accused under pressure from the government," the woman alleged in her letter.

Her lawyer Jagadish said the letter has been mailed to the police commissioner and if required the hard copy of the complaint would be handed over to him.

Meanwhile, former chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah reiterated his demand for a High Court Chief Justice monitored probe into the scandal as the SIT functioning under the State government may not function independently and take a biased view.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Siddaramaiah said "The SIT may not bring out the fact because the government can influence it.So, the investigation should take place under the watch of the High Court Chief Justice."

Jarkiholi, who was Water Resources Minister, had resigned on March 3, a day after news channels aired videos of the alleged sex scandal. Jarkiholi had lodged a complaint that a few people tried to extort money from him and conspired to defame him.

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