Congress Suspends Shivaji Nagar MLA Roshan Baig For 'Anti-Party Activities'
Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig (Photo Credits: ANI)

Shivaji Nagar, June 18: All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Tuesday approved the proposal sent by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) to take action against Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) R. Roshan Baig on the account of anti-party activities. As per the orders, the Shivaji Nagar MLA has been suspended from the party with immediate effect. Roshan Baig, Karnataka Congress MLA Hits Out at Party Leadership in State After Getting Show Cause Notice From KPCC, Says 'Not Bother to Read'.

Earlier today, KPCC chief Dinesh Gundu Rao had said that he had sought action against Baig for his outburst against the Congress-JD(S) coalition in the state. Baid had accused Karnataka Party chief of being a flop show and scoffed at Congress General secretary KC Venugopal as a "buffoon", prompting the party to take action. IMA Jewels Scam: Absconding Owner Mohammed Mansoor Khan's Viral Audio Clip Leaves Investors In Lurch.

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Baig also told the Muslim community they should "compromise with the situation" if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) returns to power in the country. Roshan Baig's alleged links with IMA jewels scam, allegedly involved in financial fraud, duping thousands, were also brought to the notice of top leadership, Dinesh Gundu Rao had said.

Earlier, Mansoor Khan, the founder of the IMA Jewels, accused Congress MLA R Roshan Baig of taking Rs 400 crore from him and not returning the money. Baig, however, has refuted the allegation and termed it as a "total conspiracy." "This is a total conspiracy against me. My heart is clean," he had said.

Baig had urged Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to refer the investigation to the CBI for a speedy probe. Karnataka government had constituted an 11-member Special Investigation Team to probe the alleged fraud by the IMA Jewels, which has an estimated Rs 200 crore investment of Muslim women alone. Over 38,000 complaints have been filed by the people who have invested in the firm.

Eighteen complaints were filed in the High Court, seeking direction to the state government to handover the IMA case to the CBI. Several investors also hail from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu. Police have also registered a case against IMA Jewels and Khan and teams have been formed to nab him. Earlier, seven directors of different entities linked to Khan had been arrested.

It is alleged that IMA Jewels, with Muslims as its prime investors, has not paid interests on investments for the last three months. Earlier, scores of investors staged protests outside the office of IMA Jewels at Sivaji Nagar, asking the firm to return their money.

(With ANI Inputs)