Hours after Roshan Baig resigned from the Congress, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the IMA case summoned him over his alleged involvement in the multi-crore scam.
The SIT has directed Baig to appear before it at 11 am on Thursday, July 11. Although the investigation has been going on for past one month, Baig was never questioned over his alleged involvement with the firm.
Baig who was suspended from the Congress for his anti-party activities will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), according to reports.
In an audio clip, Mansoor Khan said that Baig took Rs 400 crore from him and failed to return the money, as he did not get a party ticket. Khan also said that he and his family were threatened by the lawmaker following which he had to flee from the country.
However, Baig had refuted Khan's claims saying that it was frivolous and baseless and only aims to destroy his political image. He had also requested for a CBI investigation over the matter.
"He craftily dropped my name to divert attention from himself since he knew that playing dead would buy him time to plan out further mischief, the helpless victims will have no choice but to look for somebody to point fingers at," read one of his earlier tweets.
The SIT sleuths have arrested high profile officers including Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner BM Vijayashankar and North division ACP for revenue, LC Nagaraj for taking bribes from the IMA chief Khan and issuing a no-objection certificate (NOC). Former minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan was also summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over his dealings with the IMA.