Halappa challenges order to conduct DNA test

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 00:17

Bangalore: Former Karnataka Minister H
Halappa, arrested on charges of rape and criminal
intimidation, today challenged in the High Court a lower
court`s order granting permission to CID to conduct DNA test
on him.

Earlier, a local court had given permission to CID to
draw blood samples for DNA test but had stayed it till May 24.

The petition challenging the order is listed for hearing
tomorrow.

Meanwhile, hearing of Halappa`s bail plea, which came up
before Judge Subhash B Adi, has been adjourned to May 26.

Halappa`s judicial custody, which ended today, has been
extended to June seven by the Judicial First Class Magistrate
II court at Shimoga.

Halappa is facing allegations of rape by his friend
Venkatesh Murthy`s wife Chandravathi.

He had quit as Food and Civil Supplies Minister on May 2
in the wake of the allegation and was arrested on May 9.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 00:17

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