Shimoga: A local court will hear on May 11
an anticipatory bail application of former Karnataka minister
H Halappa, who is facing rape and other charges, even as the
CID asked him to appear before it before May 10.
The District Sessions Court today posted the matter for
Tuesday when the plea came up.
The alleged victim and her husband have lodged an FIR,
claiming Halappa had raped her and later threatened them with
dire consequences if they spoke about it.
Police have, meanwhile, pasted written notices at the
BJP leader`s two residences-- one in Haratal village in
Hosanagar district and another in Holekoppa village in Sorab
taluk-- asking him to appear before CID before May 10.
The CID, which is probing the matter, visited the
residence of the alleged victim today and questioned her and
her husband, a financier.
CID sources said they were unable to question Halappa
and record his statement as his wherebabouts were not known.
Police have slapped charges of rape, wrongful
confinement and intimidation against Halappa, who has denied
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had on May 3 announced
a CID probe after Halappa resigned on May 2 following a media
report on the alleged incident in November 2009.