Ballari’s mining baron and former BJP minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, missing for the last three days, appeared for questioning at the crime branch office of the Bengaluru police this evening in connection with an alleged bribery case. The crime branch had issued a notice asking Mr Reddy to appear before it on Sunday after conducting searches at his Ballari home yesterday.
Earlier today, in a video message, Mr Reddy said he was not on the run, and rubbished reports that he was in Hyderabad. “Now that the notice has been issued by the police, I have decided to appear before the Central Crime Branch today itself though the notice says I should appear on Sunday,” Mr Reddy said in the video.
“I decided to make this video to let people know the truth. I have faith in the police and believe that they would not succumb to any political pressure,” he added.