Bengaluru: A seven-member team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials from Delhi conducted a raid at the residence of ex-minister and former MLA of Shivaji Nagar constituency, R Roshan Baig near Coles Park in Pulakeshinagar in the early hours today.

The CBI team arrived at Baig’s residence in Pulakeshinagar around 6.30 am.

Roshan Baig, a disqualified member of Congress was arrested in connection with the multi-crore IMA ponzi scam.

According to sources in the CBI, Baig arrived at its office around 11.30 am and was questioned for seven hours. He was then produced before a special court judge at his Koramangala residence.

CBI officials took a search warrant from the court and officials conducted the raid and are verifying the electronic gadgets and documents. The search is going on, and family members are also being questioned, the officials may produce him before the court today seeking his police custody. 

Baig was remanded to judicial custody, before producing him before the magistrate the officials had inquired him for a few hours. He is lodged in the quarantine cell of Parappana Agrahara Central Jail.

Baig’s arrest comes close on the heels of the CBI’s supplementary chargesheet filed in October this year. Before the CBI took over the case, the special investigation team probing the scam had questioned Baig in July 2019 had said he knew Mansoor Khan for about five years but insisted he had no financial links.