BENGALURU: The Supreme Court of Karnataka informed the state government, the interior department, the city police commissioner and SIT of a petition filed by a woman in a controversial CD case alleging the involvement of former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi. Justice Minister S Vishwajith Shetty made the announcement after hearing the woman’s petition and seeks to overturn the order to form the SIT and instruct the state to form a new group to investigate the rape complaint against her former minister. HC: n.
The petitioner argued that the composition of the SIT itself, based on a letter from the accused to the Minister of the Interior, is itself illegal because it is not drafted according to the CRPC, the SIT protects a former minister who has not been arrested even two months after FIR registration. He claimed he was not even subjected to a medical test for DNA profiling.
He stated in his petition that after the intervention of the Supreme Court, the judge recorded his statement behind closed doors. However, on April 2, 2021, the media began to carry the content of his statement, which SIT spilled along with the government’s political executive to traumatize him. There is enough and more reason to believe that SIT did not conduct a fair investigation, he argued.