HC to pronounce judgement on Halappa`s DNA test today

The Karnataka High Court will pronounce its judgement Thursday on the appeal by former minister H Halappa, facing allegations of rape, challenging a local court order permitting conduct of DNA test on him.

Last Updated: May 27, 2010, 09:09 AM IST

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will pronounce its judgement Thursday on the appeal by former minister H Halappa, facing allegations of rape, challenging a local court order permitting conduct of DNA test on him.

When the case came up for hearing before the single bench of Justice Subhash B Adi today, Halappa`s counsel Ravi B Naik filed his objections against Shimoga JMFC order permitting the CID police investigating the case to draw Halappa`s blood samples to conduct the DNA test.

Meanwhile, the hearing of Halappa`s bail application has been adjourned for two weeks.

Halappa`s judicial custody was recently extended by Shimoga JMFC court to June 7.
Halappa had quit as Food and Civil Supplies Minister on May 2 in the wake of allegations of rape of his friend`s wife in November last at Shimoga.

PTI