‘Will arrest Karthik Gowda soon’: Bangalore Police

Karthik Gowda had been served a second notice asking him to appear before police.

By: Express News Service | Bangalore | Updated: September 4, 2014 9:34 pm

Following a city court decision to issue an arrest warrant against Karthik Gowda, son of Union Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda, on Wednesday after he repeatedly failed to appear before investigators, city police launched a manhunt for him and said they will nab him soon.

Karthik is wanted in connection with the alleged rape of a model and Kannada actor who had claimed that to have married him in an informal ceremony in July at Mangalore. However, he recently got engaged to another woman. The case is registered at RT Nagar police station. “A team has been constituted to arrest the suspect and a lookout notice has been issued at airports, railway stations and bus stops across the state. We will nab him soon,” a senior police official said.

Karthik Gowda had been served a second notice asking him to appear before police. With the notice expiring on Wednesday, the Additional City Metropolitan Magistrate ordered his arrest.

Meanwhile, city police also filed an objection seeking dismissal of anticipatory bail to Karthik Gowda at the 36th Bangalore Civil Court on Thursday. The court heard the appeal and adjourned the hearing to Friday.

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  1. N
    Sep 6, 2014 at 6:17 pm
    The defence lawyer has argued she says she is married to him so there cannot be a rape. So that means the accused has accepted he is married to her. Case closed !
    1. M
      madan gupta
      Sep 4, 2014 at 11:43 pm
      Till that time put his dad in jail, the son will at once show up.
      1. C
        Sep 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm
        It is sad to hear the reportedly blemished record of a son of a leading BJP politician who has proved his character and integrity over decades. Law takes its own course and it is a lesson to sons of leading politicians from South who seem to waver from integrity, honesty and character for which the Southern people are known for.