The Karnataka High Court on Saturday determined that investigation into the Ramesh Jarkiholi sex scandal needn’t be transferred from the Special Investigation Agency (SIT) to the other agency at this stage.
The Court was hearing a batch of petitions difficult the order of the Bengaluru Commissioner of Police to make the SIT to probe the defamation grievance filed by former Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi about sexual harassment allegations against him.
Jarkiholi, a former minister within the BJP regime had to tender his resignation once being suspect of exigent sexual favors from the unidentified girl in exchange for giving her a job.
A CD containing footage of the alleged incident was leaked to the media. This prompted the Minister to file a grievance against unknown persons, accusive them of framing him. The regime responded by constituting an SIT to appear into the minister’s complaint prompting these petitions before the High Court.
The petitions conjointly wanted a direction to the State Police to investigate the sexual harassment complaint in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
One of the petitions specifically prayed for the transfer of the Jarkiholi case investigation from SIT to any other specialized agency.
During the hearing on Saturday, the Court orally asked the petitioners to point out the provision of law under which action can be taken against media for publishing obscene content on Television.