‘No Political Clearance Sought Or Given’: MEA On Prajwal Revanna’s Travel To Germany

‘No Political Clearance Sought Or Given’: MEA On Prajwal Revanna’s Travel To Germany

Suspended JD (S) MP Prajwal Revanna

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New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said no political clearance was sought from or issued by the ministry in respect of the travel of the Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna to Germany.

MEA‘s response on suspended JD (S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s travel to Germany

“No Political Clearance was either sought from or issued by MEA in respect of the travel of the said MP (Prajwal Revanna) to Germany. Obviously, no visa note was issued either. No visa is required for diplomatic passport holders to travel to Germany. The Ministry has not issued visa note for any other country,” MEA spokesperson said.

MEA’s response on cancellation of Revanna’s diplomatic passport

“As regards the possible revocation of passport of any individual, I would refer you to the relevant provisions of the Passport Act 1967. We are not in receipt of any directions from any court in this regard,” MEA spokesperson said.

Karnataka CM Demands Cancellation Of Hassan MP’s Diplomatic Passport

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel the diplomatic passport of suspended JDS leader and Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna. Karnataka CM asked Centre to take necessary steps for Revanna’s return to India to join the probe into alleged sex scandal.

Siddaramaiah wrote, “While the SIT is working round the clock to investigate the allegations of crimes against several woman by Prajwal Revanna, getting him back to the country is of utmost importance so that he faces investigation and trial as per the law of the land.”

“Who gives passport and visa for travelling abroad? It’s the Centre. Can he go without the Centre’s knowledge? It was former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda who planned and sent him abroad,” the Chief Minister told reporters, PTI reported.

Who Is Prajwal Revanna? What Is Case All About?

Prajwal is accused in an alleged sex scandal which is being investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Karnataka government. He is believed to have escaped to Germany shortly after polling in the first phase of elections in the state got over on April 26, in which Prajwal was the JD(S)-BJP combine’s candidate from Hassan.

The Chief Minister also slammed Home Minister Amit Shah and asked why his party gave ticket to its alliance partner candidate if BJP was pro “Matru Shakti” (women power).

The SIT headed by Additional Director General of Police B K Singh was formed after a huge cache of explicit videos, allegedly featuring Prajwal, went viral on social media. The team has two other IPS officers of SP rank.

Gowda’s son and former minister H D Revanna and his son Prajwal are facing sexual harassment allegations after a case was registered against them.

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