The woman who appeared in an alleged sex video with Karnataka BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi has filed a police complaint against the leader through her lawyers. This comes days after the MLA filed a “conspiracy and blackmailing” complaint against unknown people.
“The victim in the CD wants to file a complaint… we are legally assisting her… she has sent a written complaint and we have handed it over to the police commissioner…she has been sexually exploited,” her lawyer said.
The alleged sex video that apparently showed the MLA getting intimate with the woman, was widely aired by Kannada news channels as a sex-for-jobs scandal.
After the alleged video triggered an uproar, Mr Jarkiholi had resigned as the Karnataka minister this month on “moral grounds”.
“Allegations against me are far from the truth. Clear investigation is needed. I’ll come out innocent and I’m confident about it. I’m resigning on moral grounds and I request you to accept this,” he had written in his resignation letter.
He had also claimed that the video was “100 percent fake”.
An activist had filed a complaint against the MLA, accusing him of sexually harassing a “job aspirant”.
In his written complaint, Mr Jarkiholi had named no one but had charged that some people with an intention to extort money resorted to defaming him. He said that a conspiracy had been going on by “creating a fake CD (video) to finish him off politically”.