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Sex-for-job scandal: Woman shares third video, says ‘will file a complaint’ against Jarkiholi

The woman thanked the people, leaders of political parties and other organisations for supporting her and added that their support had given her the courage to file a police complaint.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 26, 2021 6:15:31 pm
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Days after Opposition Congress demanded the registration of a rape case against Gokak MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi, the woman linked to the alleged sex CD involving him released another video on Friday. In the 29-second-long video, the third since she went missing, the woman said she would file a complaint against the former BJP minister who was forced to resign earlier this month.

The woman thanked the people, leaders of political parties and other organisations for supporting her. “This (widespread support) has given me the courage to file a police complaint,” she said.

Meanwhile, the release of two more videos on consecutive days has added to the pressure on the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is yet to track down the woman. They suspect her to be a part of a honey trap gang which captured alleged intimate moments with the former minister to defame him.

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai had been quoted as saying that the woman was still “on the run”. He also rejected allegations of favouritism in the probe.

In the second video received by the media on Thursday, the woman claimed that a police complaint of her “abduction” was filed by her parents against their will. “…when I know my parents are safe, only then will I appear before the SIT to give my statement and follow procedure”, she said in the second video shared since she went missing on March 2.

However, sources point out that the woman would file a complaint through her advocate who will meet Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant to officially file a complaint against Jarkiholi.

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