Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Thursday dismissed
an appeal by former Minister H Halappa, facing allegations of
rape, challenging a local court order permitting conduct of
DNA test on him.
When the appeal came up for hearing, Justice C R
Kumaraswamy upheld the Shimoga JMFC order permitting the CID
police investigating the case to conduct the DNA test as it
was necessary for investigation and dismissed the appeal made
by Halappa`s counsel Ravi B Naik.
The High Court had yesterday adjourned hearing of Halappa`s
bail application to two weeks.
Halappa`s judicial custody has been extended to June Seven.
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.