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Baig refutes charge of borrowing money; demands CBI probe

R. Roshan Baig

R. Roshan Baig   | Photo Credit: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Congress leader R. Roshan Baig has said the IMA scam should be referred to the CBI, while maintaining that he would cooperate with the SIT formed by the State government to investigate the case. He said some people were trying to link him to the scam after the recent “political fallout”.

On Wednesday, after posting a series of messages on Twitter, Mr. Baig held a press conference and refuted the allegation levelled against him by managing director and chief executive officer of IMA Group of Companies Mohammed Mansoor Khan. Mansoor Khan, now absconding, had accused him of not returning ₹400 crore taken from the company.

He also demanded a thorough investigation on the whereabouts of Mansoor Khan, his call details, and with whom he had contact on phone and WhatsApp prior to absconding . “Some people say he (Mansoor Khan) has transferred ₹1,000 crore from the company’s account to his personal account. I demand the police to immediately freeze his account and give that money to those who have invested in the company.” On allegation of accepting ₹400 crore from IMA, he said, “I have not borrowed any money. If someone has any written record let them produce it.” Mr. Baig also maintained that he was nowhere associated with the IMA group. “I have taken some development activities with them in my constituency. Under corporate social responsibility initiative they had developed V.K. Obaidullah School in the constituency.”

He said in a tweet, “After my recent political fallout, some of my adversaries have made a full-fledged attempt at assassinating my character by orchestrating a series of events using underhanded methods.” Mr. Baig has had a recent falling out with some State Congress leaders.

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