Bengaluru: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the I Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam in Bengaluru had issued summons to suspended Congress leader R Roshan Baig on Tuesday asking him to appear before them at 11 am on Thursday.

Baig, who resigned from his post as an MLA on Tuesday in Karnataka, has sought three weeks citing health issues concerning his family and pre-planned pilgrimage tours.

SIT has given the politician four days to meet them at Criminal Investigation Department (CID) office on Palace Road. According to reports, he can appear before them any time in the next four days. 

The investigation team is also looking into legal options if he fails to appear before the SIT officials.

Krishne Gowda, a close associate of Baig, was picked up by the SIT on Wednesday for interrogation. He is the husband of Netravati, corporator of Ramaswamy Palya.

When they interrogated Krishne Gowda regarding the business relationship between Baig and Mansoor Khan, he reportedly answered some questions. He also evaded a few of them. The SIT sleuths will be questioning him again on Thursday.

In the audio clip released by Mohammad Mansoor Khan before he fled the country, Baig’s name figured prominently. Mansoor Khan had accused  Baig of harassing him when he asked him to return Rs 400 crore.

However, Baig denied Mansoor Khan’s claims.

Recent developments in IMA ponzi case saw several arrests of officials, involved with the founder-managing director Mansoor Khan, including Bengaluru deputy commissioner, BM Vijayshankar, north assistant commissioner of police, LC Nagaraj and a village accountant, Manjunath.