Driver airs Janardhan Reddy's dirty money laundering in suicide note
He accused the mining baron of laundering Rs 100 crore before daughter’s mega wedding last month; the same sum was also touted as cost of the celebrations
BENGALURU: After the opulent wedding of his daughter post demonetisation, G Janardhan Reddy is at the centre of a fresh row, with the car driver of a state official allegedly committing suicide, leaving a note claiming he got Rs 100 crore converted into white money for the mining baron for the marriage.
KC Ramesh allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at a lodge at Maddur in Mandya district on Tuesday, leaving a death note, police said yesterday. In the note, recovered by police, Ramesh listed alleged illegal activities committed by Bheema Nayak, special land acquisition officer in Bengaluru.
Threat to his life
Holding the official and his personal driver responsible for his death, Ramesh alleged that there was a threat to his life as he came to know the illegalities allegedly committed by Nayak and how he recently got the money converted for the wedding of Reddy’s daughter. Police said they have registered a case and an investigation is on.
G Janardhan Reddy, (left) with daughter Bramhani and son-in-law, Rajeev Reddy during their wedding last month
The handwritten death note said Nayak had met Reddy and BJP MP Sriramulu at a guest house on October 28 with another person to discuss contesting the 2018 Assembly elections from Hagaribommanahalli constituency and had agreed to give Rs 25 crore for it.
Gave Rs 25 crore
He (Nayak) had visited a hotel on November 15 and had claimed in front of Ramesh about giving Rs 25 crore white money for Reddy daughter’s wedding and had visited Sriramulu’s residence at another hotel frequently, the note alleged. It also mentioned registration numbers of vehicles used.
Since he was aware of all these things, they had threatened him with dire consequences and told him they would get him killed by rowdies, he alleged in the note.
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