Janardhan Reddy converted Rs 100 crore black money, claims man

Karnataka mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy

Driver, Ramesh Gowda, in his suicide letter also alleged that Reddy paid 20 per cent commission to the Karnataka Administrative Service officer. He committed suicide by consuming poison last night in Maddur (Mandya district) of Karnataka.

Bellary: Mining baron and former minister G Janardhana Reddy laundered 100 crores of untaxed money ahead of his daughter's internationally-headlined wedding last month, a driver in Karnataka has alleged in a note left behind after he killed himself yesterday.

This isn't all. In his suicide note, Ramesh claimed that he was "mentally tortured" by Gali's followers as he was privy of information that Gali converted Rs 100 Crore of his black money of old notes for 20 percent commission.

Gowda alleged in his note that he received constant death threats, because of which he was committing suicide.

Days after Reddy had spent almost Rs 500 crore for his daughter's wedding, along with him, is in-laws and event managers who were hired for the wedding, are also under I-T scanner, a report in "The Times Of India" had said. The police have registered a case against Nayak and Mohammed, another one of his drivers, the report said.

A blockbuster wedding of mining baron and former minister Reddy's daughter marked by unmitigated opulence took place at the sprawling Palace Grounds on Wednesday at Bengaluru, raising a firestorm of controversy.

G Janardhana Reddy had spent almost Rs 500 crore for his daughter's wedding.

As per reports, after spending four years in Hyderabad and Bengaluru jails, Reddy had returned to Bellary in Karnataka on November 1 to make preparations for his daughter's wedding. Janardhana Reddy was arrested in 2012 in illegal mining cases.

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