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Jarkhiholi CD gate: woman in video seeks protection

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A woman, who is said to have featured in a video purportedly showing her in a compromising position with BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi, on Saturday sought protection from the State government, reports the Deccan Herald.

“I don’t have protection. All that I ask you all is ”give me protection”,” she said in a video message addressed to Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai. She stressed that she was not aware how the video was made.

“My dignity is lost after the video became public. People are coming to our house enquiring about me.My parents tried to commit suicide twice and I too attempted suicide at least three to four times,” she said in the video message which has gone viral on the social media, the story further adds.

Stating that she did not have political backing, she claimed “Ramesh Jarkiholi had offered her a job and now released her video. I don’t know how it has happened.”

The video message came on a day police registered a case of extortion and conspiracy against unknown people following a complaint lodged by Jarkiholi. Jarkiholi alleged a “conspiracy” to finish him off politically.

The CD was released to the media by social activist Dinesh Kalahalli, who alleged that the woman in the video clips was enticed by the minister with a government job offer. He later withdrew his complaint.

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The city police on Saturday registered a case based on a complaint by BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi, who had to step down as Karnataka Water Resources Minister following ‘sex for job’ allegations linked to a recently telecast ‘sex CD’.

The former minister sent his confidant MV Nagaraj to the Sadashivanagar police station in the afternoon, and the latter handed over a copy of Jarkiholi’s complaint to the police. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case of criminal conspiracy, extortion and forgery under various sections of the IPC, reported theBengalurulive.

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