New Delhi: The main accused in the multi-crore I Monetory Advisory scam Mansoor Khan was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Special Investigation Team on Friday soon after he arrived in Delhi from the UAE.
The SIT said that its sources in Dubai persuaded him to come back and submit himself before the law. "Accordingly he travelled from Dubai to New Delhi (Flight AI 916) and landed at 01550 hours IST. SIT officers are in Delhi to secure and arrest the accused," it said.
A lookout circular was issued against him by both SIT and ED and he would be handed over according to procedure, the SIT said.
He is being quizzed by ED officials in New Delhi and will later be sent to Bengaluru for a detailed probe by the SIT, news agency PTI reported.
Khan will be produced in a court on Friday and will be taken to Bengaluru on transit remand.
Khan, who is accused of duping thousands of investors by offering saving options in line with Islamic laws, was absconding for a month. He released a video on Monday expressing willingness to return to India. Earlier, he had released an audio threatening suicide due to a financial setback and “harassment by politicians”.
Meanwhile, former Karnataka minister and Congress MLA R Roshan Baig, who was detained by the SIT from Kempegowda International Airport earlier this week, will appear before the probe agency in Karnataka.
The Enforcement Directorate has filed a money laundering case against the IMA group of companies and Mohammed Mansoor Khan after reports emerged that he has gone underground fearing investments worth crores of about 40,000 investors have tanked.
The SIT has arrested 21 people so far, including the deputy commissioner of Bengaluru urban district and an assistant commissioner of Bengaluru North sub-division, who allegedly took bribe from Khan for covering up the case.
A Muslim cleric is also among the arrested, the SIT said.
With inputs from PTI