‘Unnecessary confusion’: Yediyurappa arrives in Bengaluru after court stays arrest in Pocso case | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader B S Yediyurappa returned to Bengaluru on Friday, asserting that the ongoing Pocso case against him is an act of ‘unnecessary confusion’ and expressing confidence that the truth will prevail. He arrived at the Bengaluru airport a day after high court stayed a non-bailable warrant against him.
Yediyurappa, who has been accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, arrived in Bengaluru amid a cloud of controversy following a complaint by a woman alleging that he had misbehaved with her daughter.The Karnataka CID had earlier served him a notice in connection with the case.
“I went to Delhi as part of a scheduled program. I have already informed that I would come for trial on the 17th of this month. The high court has also issued an injunction. I am going to the trial on Monday. They did the work of causing unnecessary confusion. I am not complaining to anyone. Time will decide everything. People know what the truth is. People will teach a lesson to those who are doing tricks,” Yediyurappa told reporters upon his arrival.
The legal troubles for the senior BJP leader escalated on Thursday when a Bengaluru CID court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against him. This prompted a Karnataka police team to travel to New Delhi in an attempt to arrest him. However, Yediyurappa’s legal team moved to secure a stay order from the Karnataka high court, which temporarily halted the arrest.
In his petition to the Karnataka high court, Yediyurappa argued for the quashing of the Pocso case, claiming that there was no element of crime in the allegations against him. He contended that the complaint was baseless and intended to malign his reputation.

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