Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi was embroiled during a controversy on Tuesday when a social activist Dinesh Kallahalli on Tuesday approached the Bengaluru commissioner Kamal Pant and demanded an in depth probe into an alleged sex scandal involving the BJP leader.
Bengaluru police began an inquiry into the allegations made by Kallahalli but are yet to register a primary information report (FIR) within the case. A non-cognisable report was filed at the Cubbon Park police headquarters in Bengaluru.
In his complaint, Kallahalli stated that Ramesh Jarkiholi allegedly sought sexual favours from her reciprocally for a government job. Kallahalli also shared a CD which is reported to possess clips of the lady and therefore the minister. Kallahalli said the lady approached him after she was allegedly threatened by the Minister.
Videos of the 2 together were aired on multiple Kannada news channels on Tuesday. The complaint stated that the lady had approached the Minister for shooting a documentary and therefore the duo met several times. In one meeting, Ramesh Jarkiholi allegedly asked for sexual favours reciprocally for employment at the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.
Ramesh Jarkiholi denied the allegations and claimed that the videos within the CD were edited. “I am shocked to ascertain this. Let the investigation happen and let the reality begin ,” he told a personal channel. He said he will leave for Delhi to satisfy central BJP leaders.
Senior BJP leaders including Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa are yet to react to the controversial allegations