The Income Tax Department along with conducting raid at former Karnataka Deputy CM and premises of Congress leader G Parameshwara, also searched his personal assistant Ramesh’s residence yesterday. Now it is being reported that Parameshwara’s personal assistant, Ramesh has committed suicide on Saturday morning here in Bengaluru. Rs. 4.52 crores cash was seized during the raids at Parameshwara’s premises.
Former Deputy CM of Karnataka, G Parameshwara’s Personal Assistant, Ramesh (in pic) has allegedly committed suicide in Gnana Bharathi area of Bengaluru. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/2r6cCOvVBr
— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2019
Ramesh, who was reportedly questioned by the IT sleuths during the raids, hanged himself to a tree in Gyanabharati premises today.
According to the media reports, Ramesh, assistant to G Parameshwara allegedly informed one of his close aides that he was committing suicide as he was unable to face raid by the IT department.
“I am a poor person and I was living an honest life. I am constructing a house for myself now and the IT department raided my house recently. I am unable to face them and answer their questions”, Ramesh told his aide before switching off his cellphone and committing suicide.
A case in this regard has been registered at Gyanbharati Police Station.
Meanwhile, the IT sleuths who had carried out raids at around 30 premises of former deputy chief minister of Karnataka on October 11, seized cash to the tune of Rs 4.52 crore from the Congress leader’s premises.
Apart from searching former Karnataka Deputy CM and Congress leader G Parameshwara’s premises and his assistant Ramesh’s residence the IT officials reportedly searched the premises of Siddhartha Medical College in Bengaluru which is run by a trust related to G Parameshwara and his brother’s son, Anand’s house.
As per reports, these raids are in connection with multi-crore tax evasion case linked to NEET exams.