Mining Baron G Janardhana Reddy Appears For Questioning at Bengaluru Crime Branch Office
File image of former Minister and mining baron Janardhan Reddy | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Bengaluru. November 10: Ballari’s mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy appeared for questioning at the crime branch in Bengaluru in connection with Ambident Group alleged bribery case on Saturday evening. Reddy was missing for the three days. Earlier on Saturday, Reddy, in a video message posted on YouTube. In the message, he denied the reports of being hiding from the police and also said that he was not in Hyderabad. Gali Janardhan Reddy, Wanted in Ambident Ponzi Scam Case, Goes 'Absconding': Crime Branch.

In the video, Reddy said, "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." He further stated that he made the video to make people know about the truth. In the video, he also assured faith in the police.

On Thursday, three special teams landed in Hyderabad in search landed in Hyderabad in search of reddy. Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police was investigating of the former minister’s possible role in "bailing out" Syed Ahmed Fareed in an Enforcement Directorate (ED) case involving a Rs 600-crore Ponzi scheme. According to reports, Fareed during police interrogation claimed that he paid Rs 18 crore to Reddy for “help” in settling the ED case. The 49-year-old has spent three years in jail and has been out on bail since 2015.