Bengaluru: Ballari’s mining baron and former BJP minister Gali Janardhana Reddy, who was questioned for hours in an alleged bribery case last evening, has been arrested, the police said. Ali Khan, a close aid of Janardhana Reddy, was also arrested. The former minister, who is facing multiple charges of corruption, has spent three years in jail. He was out on bail.
We have taken the decision to arrest him on the basis of credible evidence and witnesses statements. We will produce him before the magistrate. We are going to recover the money & give it to the investors,” senior police officer of Bengaluru, Alok Kumar, told reporters.
The 49-year-old appeared for questioning at the Crime Branch office on Saturday evening after a three-day hunt by the police. In a video message, he rubbished reports that he was on the run and was holed up in Hyderabad.
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