Chargesheet filed against Yediyurappa in POCSO case

Karnataka CID on Thursday filed a chargesheet against former chief minister and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa over allegations of sexually assaulting a minor girl.

The chargesheet was filed in the special court dealing with POCSO cases by the Crime Investigation Department of the state.

After the Sadashivanagar police in Bengaluru registered a case of molestation in March this year against the BJP stalwart, Karnataka Director General of Police Alok Mohan had issued an order transferring it to the CID for further investigation.

The POCSO case against the former CM was registered based on an FIR by a 54-year-old woman, who alleged that he molested her 17-year-old daughter during a meeting in February this year, at his residence in Bengaluru’s Dollar Colony. Yediyurappa denied all the allegations against him.

While denying the charge filed against him, the BJP leader said that “people would teach a lesson to those indulging in conspiracies against me.”

The CID questioned Yediyurappa for about three hours on June 17 in connection with the case.

The Karnataka High Court had earlier passed orders restraining the CID from arresting Yediyurappa in the case.