In a significant turn of events, Puneeth Kerehalli, the prominent figure at the helm of Rashtriya Rakshana Pade, has been granted his freedom. After being held in custody at Parappana Agrahara jail, Kerehalli was released this past Sunday due to the lack of substantial evidence to justify his incarceration.
This development stems from an order issued on August 11, invoking the Karnataka Goonda Act against him. Puneeth Kerehalli’s determination to challenge his detention in the courts prompted the Karnataka government to establish an advisory committee to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding his detention order.
Upon a thorough review of Puneeth Kerehalli’s previous legal involvements, the advisory panel arrived at a decisive verdict, stating that there were insufficient grounds to justify his continued detention.
Consequently, on the basis of this determination, Puneeth Kerehalli, a 32-year-old resident of JP Nagar and a native of Alur taluk in Hassan district, was released from custody. Kerehalli’s legal history reveals a record of ten criminal cases, with seven in Bangalore and one each in Mandya, Hampi, and the Bengaluru Rural district, registered against him.