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Day after R Roshan Baig’s arrest in IMA ponzi scam, CBI searches ex-minister’s Bengaluru web converse


Bengaluru:  The Central Bureau of Investigation officers on Monday performed searches on the web site of extinct Karnataka minister R Roshan Baig in Bengaluru, a day after inviting him within the multi-crore IMA ponzi scam.

The sleuths from the CBI set of enterprise in Bengaluru searched two areas along side the web site of expelled Congress chief Baig in Pulakeshi Nagar, the company sources acknowledged. “The searches at two areas started at 7.30 am and concluded by 4 pm,” acknowledged a CBI source without divulging knowledge on the discontinuance results of the searches.

The premier investigation company arrested Baig on Sunday after day-long interrogation within the Rs 4,000 crore multi-crore I-Financial Advisory (IMA) ponzi scam, at some level of which over a lakh merchants were duped.

Baig, who change into once disqualified as a Congress MLA after he revolted in opposition to the birthday party remaining year, change into once summoned to the CBI set of enterprise on Sunday morning and “fixed with field topic evidence” he change into once arrested.

He change into once later lodged within the central penitentiary within the town after a court remanded him to 14-days judicial custody.

Within the meantime, extinct chief minister and Congress Legislature Bag together chief Siddaramaiah acknowledged the birthday party has no relation with Baig. “Baig is no longer in our birthday party and we haven’t any reference to him,” Siddaramaiah suggested reporters at Maski in Raichur district.

The scam got here to gentle in June remaining year when the ponzi procedure operator Mohammed Mansoor Khan fled the country accusing Baig and a few executive officers of cheating him.

He had alleged that Baig had taken Rs 400 crore from him, a fee rejected by the latter.

He had furthermore accused an IAS officer, two IPS officers and a KAS officer of amassing bribes from him.

Within the meantime, the CBI which had taken Mansoor Khan in its custody three days within the past purchased an extension of his custody by the CBI particular court except 27 November.

“We had taken the custody of Mansoor Khan three days within the past and his custody has been extended except 27 November to confront the accused and co-accused,” CBI sources acknowledged.

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