Railway Minister’s son Karthik gets anticipatory bail

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In a relief to Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s son, Karthik, a Bangalore Sessions Court granted anticipatory bail to him, TV reports say.

Karthik was accused by a Kannada actress of rape and cheating.

Earlier, Karthik had moved the city sessions court for anticipatory bail in the case and the court had adjourned the case for further hearing to September 4.

The city police declared Karthik as absconding as failed to respond to a notice by the cops following an arrest warrant issued by the court.

“It is open to a court to give orders to the police to arrest on a non-bailable warrant. We gave Karthik Gowda two notices, but he hasn’t responded to either, so we are treating him as an absconder,” said Reddi.

The Kannada actress had claimed that she had married Karthik on June 5 after meeting him on May 8.

While Karthik Gowda got engaged to another woman in Kushalnagar, Kodagu, his father Sadananda Gowda rejected the allegations against his son, alleging a conspiracy.

Gowda said that he was shocked to see that report and added that his personal and public life was an open book.

He had also said that it seemed suspicious that the woman had filed the complaint hours after his son Karthik’s engagement. (With inputs from agencies)