Days after former BJP minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy allegedly organised a big fat wedding ceremony for his daughter marriage, income tax officers are busy searching his account details. Along with him, his in-laws and event managers who were hired for the wedding, are also under IT scanner, reported Times Of India on Tuesday. A three-page notice on Reddy was slapped on Monday, where the department asked all the details of the expenses during the wedding. Also, the IT has reportedly asked the source of income for Reddy’s hefty attire during the wedding.
The 15-question notice was served sent to Reddy at his residences in Ballari and Bengaluru, TOI reported. The report said that the list includes a number of items against which Reddy has to enter the amount spent. Tax officials have reportedly inspected event managers at various locations in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Reddy’s daughter’s five-day wedding, which reportedly costed an estimated sum of Rs 500 crores, grabbed headlines for its hefty display of wealth. The wedding saw unique LCD-screen invitation cards, 35-acre wedding venue, and a list of around 50,000 guests. The wedding came at a time when PM Narendra Modi outlawed the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, declaring them invalid tenders.
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Reddy had earlier been arrested in 2012 in illegal mining cases. Since his release on bail last year, Reddy was busy planning his daughter’s nuptials that took place at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Brahmani Reddy tied the knot with Rajeev Reddy, son of Panyam Vikram Deva Reddy, an Andhra Pradesh businessman with mining interests in Africa. There was considerable celebrity presence at the wedding with guests like Punith Raj Kumar, Ravichandran, Vishal Krishna, Suman, Sharath Babu and performances from Telugu stars Rakul Preet and comedian Brahmanand and Kannada star Yash at the reception.