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HC adjourns Halappa`s bail plea till May 13

Former Karnataka minister H Halappa, arrested on charge of rape, today claimed before the High Court that the video footage on the alleged incident involving his friend`s wife had been tampered with.



Bangalore: Former Karnataka minister H
Halappa, arrested on charge of rape, today claimed before the
High Court that the video footage on the alleged incident
involving his friend`s wife had been tampered with.

Moving the bail application, senior counsel Ravi B
Naik said the video had been tampered as if to make it appear
as a rape case and the woman and her husband had falsely
implicated Halappa to tarnish his reputation.

Naik argued that there were differences between the
FIR and the purported video footage, claimed to have been shot
by Chandravathy`s husband last November.

Justice B V Pinto, adjourning the hearing on the bail
application to May 13, directed the public prosecutor to file
objections, if any on that day.

Halappa was arrested on May 9 after Chandravathy and
her financier husband Venkatesh Murthy filed a police
complaint alleging she was raped at their residence in
Shimoga, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa`s home district.

After the rape charge surfaced, Halappa quit from the
ministry but has denied the allegation saying it was a
political conspiracy.

Halappa, who has been remanded to judicial custody
till May 24, is in a hospital after he complained of chest
pain immediately after his arrest.

PTI

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