Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)
Bengaluru, Mar 19: Suspected kingpin of Jarkiholi CD scandal, Naresh Gowda, in an eight-minute video released to the media from an undisclosed destination, claimed that he has nothing to do with the CD. He confessed that the girl in the CD was in contact with him, requesting him for justice. He dismissed the claims that he had struck a deal for Rs 100 crore, and had received huge amount of money as false. He said if he had so much money, he would not have struggled to pay his bank loan instalments.
He said an attempt to fix him in the case is being made. He also said that Jarkiholi, who committed illegal acts, is being projected as a victim.
Naresh said that the girl contacted him over the phone after collecting his telephone number from a friend, as he is a journalist. "She told me that Jarkiholi had deceived her and sought justice. I asked her to provide video footage, audio clippings etc to check what can be done. My mother then fell ill and I could not do anything further," he stated. He said that the lady attended the naming ceremony of his daughter. He said he had done several sting operations and investigative stories, but never in his professional life had he come across such allegations.
But he has left some doubts unanswered. One is whether he had provided the CD of the lady seeking justice to the editors and heads of channels. If he was unable to pay loan instalments of Rs 15,000 per month, how did he organize grand naming ceremony in January? A bill towards acquiring ornaments worth Rs 18 lac in cash was found in his house at Bhuvanahalli. Wherefrom did he get this money. Moreover, if he has not done anything wrong, why is he hiding himself?