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Sukesh Chandrasekhar Alleges Rs 2K Cr Transactions with KTR, Kavitha; Urges CBI Investigation

In the letter dated July 12, Sukesh claimed that he was threatened with dire consequences if he refused to comply with their demands.

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Hyderabad: In a startling revelation, alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar has written a letter addressed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, and the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), alleging that close associates of BRS MLC Kavitha Kalvakuntla and Telangana IT Minister KTR offered him a bribe of Rs 100 crore, land at Shamshabad, and a ticket in the upcoming Assembly elections. The motive behind the offer was to coerce him into retracting his statements and evidence pertaining to the Delhi Excise policy row involving leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

In the letter dated July 12, Sukesh claimed that he was threatened with dire consequences if he refused to comply with their demands. He also mentioned that a close associate and luxury shopper/stylist of KTR and Kavitha had made these statements to his family during an online communication two days ago. Sukesh asserted that he would furnish this evidence to the investigative agency.

Furthermore, Sukesh alleged that he possesses data on transactions worth Rs 2000 crore involving KTR, Kavitha, and himself, along with call recordings and chats amounting to 250 GB of data.

Seeking urgent action, Sukesh urged the Union Home Minister to refer his complaint to the CBI and requested an immediate investigation into the matter before the upcoming Assembly elections in Telangana.

The alleged conman also attached screenshots of WhatsApp chats between him and MLC Kavitha, which he claims were previously provided to the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

In response to these allegations, KTR vehemently denied any involvement and expressed his intention to take strong legal action against Sukesh for his “nonsensical utterances.” In a tweet, KTR stated that he had never heard of Sukesh before and urged the media to exercise caution when publishing wild claims made by fraudsters.

Sukesh Chandrasekhar is currently detained at Delhi’s Mandoli jail on charges of extortion and money laundering, among other high-profile cases, including allegedly extorting over Rs 200 crore from the wife of a former Fortis founder.

The accusations made by Sukesh have sparked public interest, raising questions about the veracity of his claims and the potential implications for the involved political figures. The authorities are yet to respond to his letter and decide on the course of action to be taken.

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Siddaramaiah Considers NIA Probe for Rameswaram Cafe Blast

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah discusses potential NIA involvement in the investigation of the Rameswaram cafe blast.

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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah addressed concerns regarding the Rameswaram cafe blast, emphasizing the government’s commitment to ensuring a thorough investigation. The blast, which occurred at a popular eatery in Brookfield on March 1, left 10 people injured and sparked demands for a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe.

Siddaramaiah acknowledged that the Central Crime Branch (CCB) was currently handling the investigation. However, in response to the BJP’s call for an NIA inquiry, he stated, “We will consider it if necessary. The investigation is underway, and no suspects have been apprehended yet.”

The Chief Minister also criticized the BJP’s attempts to politicize the incident, particularly referencing their accusation of labeling Bengaluru as ‘Bomb Bangalore’ instead of ‘Brand Bangalore.’ He pointed out previous bomb blasts that occurred during BJP’s rule and questioned their accountability during those instances.

Addressing concerns over public safety, Siddaramaiah stressed the seriousness with which governments approach such incidents. “Bombings are never trivial matters. Our priority is always the safety and security of the public,” he affirmed.

He further challenged the BJP to refrain from politicizing the issue and instead focus on supporting efforts to ensure justice and prevent future incidents. “While I condemn the act of bombing, it is crucial that we do not engage in political gamesmanship at the expense of public safety,” Siddaramaiah emphasized.

In conclusion, Siddaramaiah’s remarks underscored the government’s commitment to a thorough investigation into the Rameswaram cafe blast and their willingness to consider involving the NIA if deemed necessary. He reiterated the importance of prioritizing public safety above political agendas, urging all parties to work together towards this common goal.

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Bhandara Mane Demolition: Three Arrested in Ullal, Karnataka

Three arrested in Ullal for the demolition of an under-construction Bhandara Mane near Kondana Daivasthana. Get insights on the incident, legal actions, and reactions.

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in Ullal, Karnataka, three individuals have been apprehended by the Ullal police regarding the demolition of an under-construction “Bhandara mane” near the revered Kondana Daivasthana. Commissioner of Police Anupam Agrawal identified the arrested individuals as Muttana Shetty, Dheeraj, and Shivraj.

Bhandara Mane:

The Kondana Daivasthana, overseen by the endowment department, witnessed the unlawful demolition of the Bhandara mane structure, located on government land adjacent to the Daivasthana premises. Miscreants utilized an earthmover to carry out the demolition during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Following a complaint lodged by Kotekar TP Chief Officer Anand, the police initiated legal proceedings under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Karnataka Prevention of Destruction and Loss of Property Act. The sections invoked include IPC Sections 143, 147, 148, 295, 427, along with Section 2A of the aforementioned Karnataka Act.

Interrogation of the arrested individuals revealed that the Bhandara mane construction lacked proper authorization, having been erected without consent from the Daivasthana’s 16 ‘gurikararu.’ Despite complaints to authorities like the Assistant Commissioner and Tahsildar, no corrective measures were taken, prompting the accused to take matters into their own hands.

Expressing dismay over the incident, U T Khader, Assembly Speaker and representative of the Mangalore Assembly constituency, condemned the demolition. He emphasized the significance of preserving religious structures and directed law enforcement to swiftly act against the perpetrators.

The demolition of the Bhandara mane stands as a somber event tarnishing the district’s reputation, prompting calls for justice and stricter enforcement of property laws. Stay tuned for further updates as the legal proceedings unfold in this case.

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JP Nadda will reach Karnataka on Monday on a two-day visit.

BJP national president J P Nadda’s two-day visit to Belagavi includes public engagements and organisational meetings.

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JP Nadda will reach Karnataka on Monday on a two-day visit.
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BJP national president J P Nadda is set for a significant two-day visit to Belagavi, Karnataka. Scheduled from Monday onwards, his visit encompasses a series of public engagements and crucial organisational meetings. On Monday, he is expected to arrive at Sambra Airport, Belagavi at 08.30 pm. The itinerary kicks off with a core committee meeting for Chikodi, Belagavi, Bagalkot, and Vijayapura parliamentary constituencies at Kakati, Belagavi at 09.00 pm.

The following day, Tuesday, holds various important events. At 11.15 am, Nadda will address the booth karyakarta sammelan at Kiwad Ground, Chikodi. This will be followed by an interaction session with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Swanidhi Yojana at ITC Welcome Hotel in Belagavi at 02.15 pm. Later in the day, at 05.15 pm, he is scheduled to interact with intellectuals at Jirge Auditorium in Belagavi.

The visit underscores BJP’s commitment to engaging with local communities and strengthening organisational structures. Stay updated on J P Nadda’s visit to Belagavi for insights into the party’s strategies and engagements.

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