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Baig calls ED notice to son ‘politically motivated’

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Ruman Baig, son of Minister Roshan Baig, has been issued notice by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act.

The ED has charged Mr. Ruman Baig, who is part of Ruman Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., with allegedly receiving funds from abroad and not revealing it in the accounts. In a note issued here, the Minister confirmed the notice issued to his son and termed it a “politically motivated” move to “malign his reputation and image” ahead of the State Assembly polls.

Mr. Ruman Baig is an independent businessman and is capable of sorting the issue competently, the Minister said in the note, adding that it was surprising that the notice was being issued on a matter already concluded.

He said a similar notice was issued in 2015 seeking clarifications on the same transactions. He said his son had then submitted all the information with clarifications, and the matter was concluded by the ED.

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