Ramesh was present at house of Parameshwara during raids

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BENGALURU: Ramesh MS, PA to former Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, joined the Pradesh Congress Committee office as a typist 15 years ago. He was reportedly “privy” to all matters related to Parameshwara and was also present at the latter’s house when the I-T raids were being conducted.
Taxmen recovered cash and assets worth nearly Rs 10 crore in a 60-hour operation that concluded early on Saturday. Around 300 officials raided 32 locations in different parts of Karnataka and Rajasthan. They also found duplicate account books in Parameshwara’s colleges. His nephew Anand and his wife are also under the I-T scanner.
In a purported suicide note left on the seat of Ramesh’s car parked 50 metres from the spot where his body was found, it was written he was taking the extreme step as he felt humiliated following the raids. “The mindset that poor should remain poor should change. Please do not harass my family members,” the note read. While it is not clear what transpired between him and I-T department officials during the raids, Ramesh’s wife Soumya said: “I-T officials came to our house on Friday evening and questioned him. My husband told them he would commit suicide if they harassed him. He told them he was just another employee in KPCC and we were living with dignity. However, I-T officials took him from the house around 6pm.”
Ramesh, who hailed from Mellehalli in Ramanagara district, is survived by his wife and two children. The raids exposed seat-blocking scam involving admission to medical and dental courses for government-approved institutions which are done through the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test.

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