Karnataka

Parameshwara seeks time from I-T Department to produce documents

I-T officials had claimed to have uncovered undeclared income to the tune of ₹100 crore during these searches against SSAHE and another college in Kolar

Former Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, who appeared before the Income Tax Department for questioning on Tuesday, sought more time to produce documents that the department had sought from him.

The I-T Department recently searched his premises and that of Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education (SSAHE), Tumakuru, of which Dr. Parameshwara is the secretary, over the alleged “medical seat blocking scam” at colleges run by the academy. The I-T officials had claimed to have uncovered undeclared income to the tune of ₹100 crore during these searches against SSAHE and another college in Kolar.

“The department sought several documents from me today. I have cooperated with the agency in their probe, but have sought four days to produce these documents. They have given me that time,” Dr. Parameshwara told presspersons at the I-T office on Tuesday.

Probe sought

He also sought a “thorough investigation” into the death of his personal assistant Ramesh. “There has been reckless speculation in media about his death. Some channels have even alleged that I got him killed, which has pained me. I will write to the Chief Minister and Home Minister seeking a thorough investigation into his death,” he said.

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