The Income Tax department has started an investigation into a Bangalore auto-rickshaw driver who allegedly owns and lives in a posh villa worth Rs 1.6 crore in Whitefield. According to multiple news reports, he apparently paid for the mansion in cash.

However, the auto-rickshaw driver named Nalluralli Subramani claims he is grateful for the generosity of his passengers for this lifestyle.

Subramani attributes his income to a forgeiner lady who apparently expressed sympathy towards his financial condition and helped him out by lending him money without interest to help him fund his children's education.

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According to an Indian Express report, an I-T department official revealed that ever since the parliamentary elections have begun, the 37-year-old has been under close watch. He also mentioned that they were keeping track of unaccounted money which was being used in the elections. The official also claims that a raid was carried out as soon as the Income Tax department was more than convinced of foul play.

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Reportedly, a notice has been filed under Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988. However, the official documents of Subramani's residence show no signs of fraud.

Subramani doesn't use his auto-rickshaw anymore and often has parties with his friends, according to his neighbour. His neighbours also claim that he is well-connected to top political leaders.

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However, Mahadevapura MLA Arvind Limbavali, whose name has been linked with Subramani has rubbished all such claims. In a Facebook live video, he requested people not to embarrass him. He also urged the I-T department to punish the auto driver if found guilty.

Subramani claims to be good friends with the woman who helped him out.