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On the other hand, a jeweller from Prakasam district drew himself into the episode, claiming that the seized money belonged to his business entity. He described minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy as a spotless leader and spit fire on the Opposition leaders for dragging him into the picture.
The TDP demanded the dismissal of Balineni from the cabinet.
Acting on a tip off that ganja was being smuggled from Ongole in AP to Tamil Nadu, the Arambakkam police in
The TDP alleged that the three arrested were the followers of Balineni and the money was related to illegal transactions.
A bullion merchant released a video message saying the money was meant for buying gold from Chennai market. He said there are accounts for the money.
TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh tweeted, “CM Jagan found sand, land and wine in Tamil Nadu. Rs 5.27 crore in a car with a MLA sticker. Looking at the bundles of money moving to other states, it is understandable what range the exploitation of YSRCP MLAs are resorting to”.
TDP former MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao alleged that the YCP government was ‘hiding facts’ with regards to the seizure of Rs. 5.27 crore unaccounted money belonging to Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy by the Tamil Nadu police. He demanded a judicial probe into the entire episode.