Bengaluru: While several people from the Muslim community have been suffering from financial losses due to fraud by investment firms in Bengaluru, many politicians' names have popped up in the controversy.

With the owner of IMA firm stating that he was fed up bribing politicians before he absconded, political leaders have been left to clarify and refute allegations of being linked with the accused.

However, several pictures of politicians and bureaucrats with the accused have surfaced on social media.

In one such picture, Roshan Baig, who claimed that he does not have any connections with Mansoor Khan, is being garlanded by the owner of IMA. The Shivajinagar MLA's recent international conference of poets also was sponsored by the company.
Similarly, minority welfare minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan who recently told people that he would urge Mansoor to come out of hiding and repay the amount, in a picture, is seen feeding the accused biriyani and receiving a kiss from the “absconding fraudster”. In another photo, he is seen kissing fraud accused Misbah Mukkaram who is charged with cleating Muslim investors of Rs 90 crore, again in the name of 'halal' investments.

"Injaz Builders" which was owned by Misbah Mukkaram at Wilson Garden, had employed a former staff of IMA and lured the investors of IMA into investing in Injaz.

Misbah, who was arrested by CCB police inspector Yathiraj is seen in pictures along with Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah.

Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara and police commissioner T Suneel Kumar and additional commissioner Seemanthkumar Singh are seen in pictures along with Mansoor.