I-T department surveys service providers engaged for Janardhan Reddy’s daughter’s wedding

The lavish wedding had attracted the attention of Income Tax officials, who had said they will question the former minister.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2016 7:33 pm
Janardhan Reddy, income tax Gali Janardhan Reddy’s daughter Brahmani Reddy married Rajeev Reddy, son of Andhra businessman Panyam Vikram Deva Reddy, who has mining interests in Africa. Express photo

The Income Tax department on Monday conducted surveys in Bangalore and Hyderabad on service providers which had been engaged for the wedding of former BJP minister Janardhan Reddy’s daughter. A wedding extravaganza, estimated to have cost about Rs 100 crore, organised by Gali Janardhan Reddy, for his daughter concluded at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Officials said that taxmen visited seven locations in Bengaluru and three in Hyderabad of those event management companies which were given contracts to give a blockbuster look for the wedding.

They said the department, after receiving reports of high spending for the event, initiated the action and is checking the account books, payment receipts and contract portfolios of these firms who specialise in creating special ambience and customised display for high-end spending clientele during their special events like weddings.

The firms include those providing special swiss tents, expensive cutlery, multi-cuisine food and pyrotechnic dealers who brought a lavish style to the event.

Once the scrutiny of accounts and contract books is done, they said, further action of issuing notices to investigate tax evasion by both the contractor and the contractee will be undertaken.

The lavish wedding had attracted the attention of Income Tax officials, who had said they will question the former minister. Sources in the IT department said officials have already studied the costs incurred, and further investigations would be carried out.

The extravagant wedding came at a time when the BJP government has initiated a demonetisation exercise to flush out black money. The wedding preparations came in for a lot of criticism. While there were reports that the BJP had asked its leaders to stay away from the wedding, former minister Suresh Kumar said, “It is a private function and there is no official directive on it.’’

(with inputs from PTI)

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    Indic.Nation
    Nov 21, 2016 at 4:36 pm
    Janardan Reddy has so much clout that HE USES HIS LAP DOGS IN IT DEPARTMENT TO GET BACK THE MONEY HE GAVE TO THE VENDORS BY ASKING HIS LAP DOGS TO RAID THEM AND INTIMIDATE THEM.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;UPA3 THEOUGH MODI!
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      Chai
      Nov 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm
      Shri Janardan Reddyji is the most honest mining person in the world. He had a SACRED partnership with Shrimathi SWISSma Swarajji. They both together exported radioactive metal from the vast mines of Karnataka in the name of IRON ORE EXPORTS. It is unfortunate that Shrimathi SWISSma Swarajji could not attend her partners's daughter's marriage.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Shri Janardan Reddyji is one of he major contributor to the BJP party.
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        Haru Mandal
        Nov 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm
        Since we have entered the CASHLESS DIGITAL economy on 8th Nov 2016, humble request to the honourable Finance Minister (concerned Minister of the department of Income Tax Sleuths) that they may be allowed to take their "bribes" using BIT-COIN!
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          Harikrishnan
          Nov 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm
          why should he be arrested? For spending 500 or 1000 crore. How do you know that it is black money? Have you any idea as to how much net profit he generates every year and how much tax he pays? I also dont have any answer for the above. Media or ABdul Hameed, it is better to comment after knowing about such things.
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            yash
            Nov 21, 2016 at 7:16 pm
            Who ever say against Modi he is anti national as if Modi is mother india..
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              Kaliyug
              Nov 21, 2016 at 3:32 pm
              It is always much more application of rules on the small man, Janardhan Reddy cannot be audited by the BJP as he is protected under the Saffron flag.
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                Citizen
                Nov 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm
                achhe din are here.
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                No To Klein
                Nov 21, 2016 at 2:45 pm
                What is 'anti-indian'?
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