Bengaluru: In response to the sex scandal involving Hassan JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced on Saturday the formation of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the matter. Meanwhile, there are reports that Prajwal may be planning to leave India.

“The government has decided to form an SIT in connection with the case of Prajwal Revanna’s explicit videos,” Siddaramaiah stated. “E7plicit video clips are being circulated in Hassan, and it appears prima facie that women were s3xually assaulted (forced).”

The decision to form an SIT was made following a petition submitted by the Karnataka State Commission for Women, Siddaramaiah added. Commission chairperson Dr. Nagalakshmi Chaudhary had written to Siddaramaiah and state police chief Alok Mohan on April 25, requesting a special investigation into the viral sex videos in Hassan.

Prior to polling in Hassan on Friday, Prajwal, via his election agent, filed a complaint alleging that doctored videos were being circulated to defame him. Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, earlier on Saturday, urged JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy to address the Hassan incident transparently.