Janardhan Reddy converted Rs 100 crore into white ahead of daughter's wedding, claims driver’s suicide note
Janardhana Reddy, former Karnataka Tourism minister, hosted some 50,000 VIP guests, spending over Rs 500 crore on the wedding of his daughter Bramhani.
Former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy has converted Rs 100 crore black money into white with the help of a government official, alleged the suicide note of Bellary driver.
The suicide note of Karnataka man, identified as KC Ramesh, claimed that the mining baron was allegedly helped by a government official in laundering untaxed money ahead of his daughter's wedding.
The driver was reportedly working for Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officer, who allegedly assisted Mr Reddy in his money-laundering.
The note left behind by Ramesh after killing himself on Tuesday accused Reddy and the KAS officer of harassing him because he knew about the conversion of black money.
Driver also alleges that G Janardhana Reddy paid 20% commission to the Karnataka Administrative Service officer
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A police case has reportedly been been filed against the goverment official, Bheema Nayak, helped Reddy in converting the black money, NDTV reported.
The Rs 500 crore lavish wedding of Janardhan Reddy’s daughter last month attracted criticism from several corners as the country is scrambling for cash after the demonetisation announcement.
The grand wedding was attended by more 50oo0 guests, including Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, State Home Minister G Parameshwara, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, Rural Development Minister H K Patil and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.
After the controversial grand wedding in Bengaluru, the Income Tax department on Monday reportedly conducted raid in Mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy’s Obulapuram mining company in Bellary.
However, Reddy is believed to have explained to the department that his family’s old gold jewellery was exchanged for new gold jewellery for the bride, according to a report in The Hindu.
Most of the payments made to the vendors for the lavish wedding of the daughter of former minister were through cheques, initial investigation by the Income Tax Department has claimed.