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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First Published on: November 21, 2016 4:07 pm
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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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                    Lovely
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 12:46 pm
                    You may visit Kabul
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                      thistooshallpass
                      Nov 21, 2016 at 6:56 pm
                      It is still said that Jan archangel Reddy has given so much money to Sushma Swaraj, his God mother that nothing happened to him for many years. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And Modi arm twisted Sushma on this topic and she became much more obedient. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The truth is hidden between layers of money and Bellary.
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                        kajal
                        Nov 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm
                        ashamed these family people dying hungry this ashamed family enjoying lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;AKHTHOO AKTHOOO THOOO THOO
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                          Krishna
                          Nov 21, 2016 at 11:37 am
                          Arrest Reddy.
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                            Sontrina Hutalalay
                            Nov 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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                              Mukul
                              Nov 21, 2016 at 10:50 pm
                              kadak bitter chai to the poor and scotch for the richest...
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                                Ram
                                Nov 21, 2016 at 11:18 am
                                Nothing will happen to Reddy. Only IT commissioner will be transfered and punished.
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                                  pawan
                                  Nov 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm
                                  just like other cases these free loaders looters from the so called good governance party will go Scott free. No wonder all political parties are on same side of the coins and investigative agencies are plain and simple slaves to these crooks.
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                                    menon
                                    Nov 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm
                                    Sham.Just a eyewash.
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                                      Hari
                                      Nov 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm
                                      This is glaring example of reckless looting of public money by corrupt politicians of country who are not punished by govt. Income Tax raid is an eye wash which will not yield any results and it will miserably fail to punish this fellow. Similarly majority of politicians have amed huge wealth by abusing power and are still roaming freely and are creating huge nuisance. In past several politicians like Jayalalithaa, Laloo, Malayam, Maywati, Vir Bhadra Singh etc were charge sheet by different govt agencies for huge wealth but most of them managed to get scotfree. Laloo was convicted for 5 years by CBI COURT in several thousand crores Fodder's scam but he is still out jail due to bailing out by past UPA govt and with help of law wrangles. Vir Bhadra Singh is another example who is still at large due to failure of judicial system. THIS IS GLARING EXAMPLE AS HOW CORRUPTS OF COUNTRY ARE BEYOND REACH OF JUDICIARY AND GOVT AS MONEY IS PLAYING MAJOR ROLE. As such Modi efforts will be also be frustrated by thousand of CORRUPTS with help of MONEY and MUSCLE POWER. SO THERE IS URGENT NEED TO ARREST OF ALL SUCH CORRUPTS AND SEIZE ALL THEIR ILLEGAL ETS. THEN THERE IS SOME HOPE ON CURB OF BLACK MONEY AND MIVE CORRUPTION PREVAILING IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE. THE PIECEMEAL EFFORTS WILL BOUND TO FAIL AND THIS WILL ONLY INCREASE PROBLEMS OF COMMON MAN AS FACED NOW.
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                                        Mangoman New
                                        Nov 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm
                                        My sympathies with All Menen in general , The Real eyewash goes above your Head sir ... Please Leave Modi, too big 4 U
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                                          PARVIN
                                          Nov 22, 2016 at 7:43 am
                                          WHERE WAS IT ALL THIS DAY , ONE INVITATION CARD COST 25K. THEY WERE SLEEPING. This is just a drama by the government to fool people .
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                                            PARVIN
                                            Nov 22, 2016 at 7:40 am
                                            hhahaha very true
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