Karnataka IT raid: PA to former Cong Dy CM G Paramaeshwara commits suicide
The body was found hanging from a tree on Friday afternoon at Bengaluru University’s Jnana Bharathi campus.
The body was found hanging from a tree on Friday afternoon at Bengaluru University’s Jnana Bharathi campus. While the reason for his suicide is not known yet, some of his friends to whom he had called hours before the suicide have told the media that Ramesh was distressed following the IT raid. Ramesh is said to have left a suicide note requesting Income Tax officials not to harass his family.
Parameshwara has demanded an inquiry into the death of his PA. "Ramesh was in my house throughout last night and he left today morning. I advised him to be brave. I am shocked to hear that he has taken an extreme step. I demand a probe into his death," Parameshwara, Congress MLA from Koratagere constituency said.
Previously, Ramesh had worked at the office of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee and Parameshwara who was the KPCC president elevated him to the post of PA after he became the deputy CM.
Last two days saw I-T officials simultaneously raiding several properties belonging to Parameshwara in Karnataka and Delhi including his residence and medical colleges controlled by him. Raids were carried out in connection with a multi-crore tax evasion scam linked to NEET exams. The investigators who have seized Rs 5 crore cash during raids, have estimated an undisclosed income of about Rs 100 crore linked to the medical admissions. I-T officials have summoned Parameshwara for questioning on Tuesday.