IMA scam could have singed former MLA, Muslim vote in Shivajinagar may see a three-way split
Sources said after the Supreme Court verdict allowing disqualified legislators to contest the bypolls, Baig was planning to join BJP along with other leaders.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and National General Secretary in charge of Karnataka, P Muralidhar Rao were among those who welcomed the MLAs.
He was last quizzed in IMA case in July and has been issued 5 notices since
It can be recalled herethat Baig had earlier denied that he met BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and MJ Akbar in Delhi.
On July 16, Baig was detained by the SIT from the Bengaluru airport for questioning in connection with the case. He was later released and asked to appear before the agency on July 19.
Senior Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi are closely following the developments in Karnataka and are getting regular inputs from the state unit.
A Lookout Circular (LoC) has been issued against Baig however, which will prevent him from travelling out of India.
Hearing Baig’s petition, Justice Alok Aradhe issued notices to the Principal Secretary, Department of Home; and SIT, and adjourned the hearing to July 30.
Special Investigation Team probing multi-crore Ponzi scam frees Roshan Baig after questioning him for 9 hours
Addressing reporters at his residence in the city centre, Baig said he had assured the SIT that he would not flee the country and appear before it on July 19 for interrogation.
The detention also took on a political hue when Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy took to Twitter, accusing the BJP of having a role in Baig's planned trip.
The SIT had earlier on Monday granted him time till July 19 to appear before it for questioning. DCP S Girish, part of the SIT, confirmed the detention.
War of words between Kumaraswamy, BJP after Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig detained at Bengaluru airport
Roshan Baig was detained by Special Investigating Team at around 9 PM by the team at the International Airport in Devanahalli.
The notice came to Baig on Tuesday a few hours after he had submitted his resignation as an MLA.
The apex court had on July 12 restrained Karnataka Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision till July 16 on the resignation and disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs of the coalition government.