The driver, in his suicide note also alleged that the Reddy paid 20 percent commission to a Karnataka officer.
Bengaluru: The driver of a Karnataka Administrative Service officer committed a suicide on Tuesday, claiming that he ‘knew’ that politician and the mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy converted Rs 100 crore black money into white.
According to the ANI, the driver, Ramesh Gowda, in his suicide letter also alleged that the Reddy paid 20 per cent commission to the Karnataka Administrative Service officer.
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Furthermore, the driver has suspected mental torture by the mining baron.
Ramesh Gowda committed a suicide by consuming poison in Maddur, said a report. He was found dead last night.
Gowda worked as the special land acquisition officer Bheema Nayak’s driver in Bengaluru.
Gowda alleged in his note that he received constant death threats, because of which he has committing suicide.
The suicide note claimed that Reddy along with the BJP MP Sriramulu met Nayak several times in a five star hotel in Bangalore before the Reddy’s daughter’s wedding in November.
Along with 20 percent cut, Nayak wanted Reddy to assist him get a ticket to contest the 2018 Karnataka elections. A case has been registered against Nayak and his driver Mohammed.
Reddy was in the news in November for spending Rs 500 crore on his daughter’s wedding, and reportedly inviting the 50,000 guests, at a time when banks have been ordered to limit withdrawals due to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Reddy spent neary 4 years in Bengaluru and Hyderabad jails after being indicted in a mining scandal in Karnataka.