Gone in POCSO? Minor accuses former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa of sexual harassment, files FIR

The Sadashivnagar police in Bengaluru initiated legal proceedings against Yediyurappa following a complaint filed by the mother of a 17-year-old girl.

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New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and prominent BJP leader, BS Yediyurappa, faces serious allegations of sexually harassing a minor girl, leading to the registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and IPC section 354 (A).

Allegations and FIR

The Sadashivnagar police in Bengaluru initiated legal proceedings against Yediyurappa following a complaint filed by the mother of a 17-year-old girl. According to the FIR, the incident occurred on February 2 when the mother and daughter approached Yediyurappa seeking assistance in a fraud case.

Yediyurappa's political career

BS Yediyurappa has had a significant political career, serving as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on three occasions. Initially from 2008 to 2011, he later assumed the role briefly in May 2018 and then from July 2019 to 2021. Yediyurappa resigned from the post of Chief Minister in 2021, paving the way for Basavaraj Somappa Bommai to take office. However, Bommai's tenure saw BJP's defeat in the 2023 assembly elections.

The allegations against BS Yediyurappa are grave and have raised significant concerns. As legal proceedings unfold, the case highlights the importance of ensuring the safety and protection of minors from any form of exploitation or abuse.