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CID seeks court nod for DNA test on Halappa

The police investigating the rape charge against former Karnataka minister Halappa today moved a local court seeking its permission to subject him to a DNA test.



Shimoga: The police investigating the
rape charge against former Karnataka minister Halappa today
moved a local court seeking its permission to subject him to a
DNA test.

In an application filed before the Judicial Magistrate
First Class, Ravikanth, the CID also sought its nod to conduct
a voice test on Halappa as his friend Venkatesh Murthy`s wife
Chandravathy has claimed he had made threatening calls not to
reveal the alleged rape incident.

In another development, the court adjourned till
tomorrow the hearing of a plea by authorities to shift Halappa
from the Mc. Gann hospital here to the state-run Bowring
Hospital in Bangalore for treatment.

Halappa was hospitalised within hours of his arrest last
week after he complained of chest pain.

Medical Superintendent of the district hospital
Mahendrappa in a letter to the Jail Superintendent suggested
that Halappa be shifted to Bangalore. The CID have filed an
application before the court on the matter.

The court posted to June 8 the hearing of a petition filed
by Sumitra, estranged wife of Venkatesh Murthy, whom she has
accused of commiting bigamy.

Murthy has alleged Halappa had raped his wife Chandrawathy
in November last. Halappa resigned as minister after a
newspaper carried a report of the alleged incident which he
has dismissed as baseless.

PTI

From Zee News

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