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SIT releases Congress MLA Roshan Baig after 12 hours of questioning

Roshan Baig

Bengaluru | Congress MLA Roshan Baig who was detained last night by the Special Investigation Team was released after being questioned for about 12 hours.

Roshan Baig is one of the accused in IMA Jewels Ponzi scam.

IMA Jewels founder Mansoor Khan had alleged that Roshan Baig had failed to return more than Rs 400 crores. Baig has refuted the charge calling it baseless and frivolous.

Roshan Baig was detained on Monday night when he was about to board a chartered plane from the Bengaluru international airport, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had said.

The Chief Minister also alleged that BJP tried helping the MLA of escaping. He wrote, “Its a shame that BJP Karnataka is helping a former minister escape, who is facing a probe in the IMA case. This clearly shows BJP’ s direct involvement in destabilizing the govt through horse-trading”.

The chief minister also shared a document on Twitter showing that the plane was supposed to fly Baig as a passenger.

Roshan Baig is supposed to appear before the panel on July 19.

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