Azad demands ‘thorough inquiry’ into driver’s suicide

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday demanded a “thorough inquiry” into the suicide of a driver who had accused former BJP minister in Karnataka Janardhana Reddy of illegally converting Rs 100 crore into white money. 

“There should be a thorough inquiry as to why (the driver) committed suicide. There is big secret behind it. I request the state and central governments for full inquiry into the matter,” Azad told reporters outside Parliament. In his suicide note, K C Ramesh, the driver of a Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officer, had claimed that he got Rs 100 crore converted into white money for the mining baron for the marriage of his daughter. 

The opulent wedding of Reddy’s daughter days after the announcement of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes had triggered a controversy. On Hurriyat Conference’s appeal to tourists to visit Kashmir Valley, Azad said the appeal was not made during the tourism season but at a time when there is no flow of tourists in winters. 


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