Press Esc to close

Rs 100 cr converted to white money for Reddy, alleges driver's death note

Bengaluru, Dec 7, 2016, PTI 19:39 IST
Reddy, once considered mighty along with his brothers in the mineral-rich Ballari district before his fall, is presently on bail, which the Supreme Court granted in January last year after he spent about 40 months in prison in connection with alleged illegal mining. DH File photo.
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.

K C Ramesh allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at a lodge at Maddur in Mandya district yesterday, leaving a death note, police said today.

In the note, recovered by police, Ramesh listed alleged illegal activities committed by Bheema Nayak, special land acquisition officer (Bengaluru).

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.
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.

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.

"He (Nayak) had got converted Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes belonging to them (Reddy) worth Rs 100 crore for 20 per cent (commission) to Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 2,000 notes," Ramesh alleged in the death note.

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.

Days after the blockbuster wedding of his daughter that raised national eyebrows, Reddy had come under the scanner of the IT department, which on November 21 had cracked the whip, asking him to explain the expenditure for it and inspected offices of his firms.

The lavishness of the wedding was reflected in the huge sets replicating Vijaya Vitthala temple of Hampi, the seat of the glorious erstwhile Vijayanagara Empire and Tirumala Tirupati temple erected at the venue, along with replicas of the homes of both the bride and groom.

Pre-wedding events too were on par in extravagance with artistes and dancers from different parts, including Samba dancers from Brazil, being part of the grandiose event.

In his death note, Ramesh also listed alleged "illegal properties" and "illegal transactions" of Bheema Nayak.

"The reason for my death is L Bheema Nayak (KAS) and his personal driver Mohammad. They are directly responsible. They had even stopped my three months pay," it alleged.

Reddy, once considered mighty along with his brothers in the mineral-rich Ballari district before his fall, is presently on bail, which the Supreme Court granted in January last year after he spent about 40 months in prison in connection with alleged illegal mining.

Speaking to mediapersons in Delhi, Sriramulu said the charges are false and suspected political motives behind dragging his and Janardhan Reddy's name into this.

"Our name is being unnecessarily dragged into a fight between Bheema Nayak and his driver. How can we, who have a name in politics, speak about an amount of Rs 25 crore with a government official?" he asked.

Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar met members of the Indian Womens cricket team at the MCA BKC...

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar met members of the Indian Womens cricket team at the MCA BKC...

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu joins hands with ASEAN Ministers...

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu joins hands with ASEAN Ministers...

Karni Sena activists demonstrate against the release of Padmaavat, in Bhopal...

Karni Sena activists demonstrate against the release of Padmaavat, in Bhopal...

The tableau of Gujarat for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

The tableau of Gujarat for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

An artist of J & K tableau for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

An artist of J & K tableau for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

Jana Sena Party chief and actor Pawan Kalyan offers sweets to his wife Anna Lezhneva before...

Jana Sena Party chief and actor Pawan Kalyan offers sweets to his wife Anna Lezhneva before...

The tableau of Maharashtra for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

The tableau of Maharashtra for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

A woman shows the damage at her house after heavy shelling from the Pakistani side of the...

A woman shows the damage at her house after heavy shelling from the Pakistani side of the...

School students wear the customary yellow dress for Basant Panchami ...

School students wear the customary yellow dress for Basant Panchami ...

Police personnel guard as Buddhist monks wait at the entrance gate to enter Mahabodhi temple...

Police personnel guard as Buddhist monks wait at the entrance gate to enter Mahabodhi temple...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.