BENGALURU: Karnataka Administrative Service officer Bheema Nayak has confessed that he helped former minister Janardhan Reddy convert demonetised currency ahead of his daughter’s wedding, said highly placed sources in the Criminal Investigation Department. The suspended KAS officer is currently in CID custody.
Sources said the officer, however, claimed that it was not Rs 100 crore as alleged in the suicide note by Ramesh. Nayak’s driver Ramesh had committed suicide on December 6 and left behind a note accusing him of helping Reddy convert the money.
During interrogation by CID, Nayak said there was a dispute between Ramesh and him over financial issues. But he did not threaten to kill him. Based on the information given by Nayak, CID will question bank officials who helped him in converting old cash. However, Nayak told CID that he had a gang of men who helped him covert the black money and after the conversion they would transfer it to the accounts of his close associates. And later, he would collect the cash from those accounts, sources said.
“Once we get enough evidences we will question Janaradhan Reddy, Sriramulu and builders, businessmen, his family and relatives. Nayak was in constant touch with people who are mentioned in the suicide note,” a senior officer said.