Bengaluru: Karnataka revenue minister RV Deshpande reportedly claimed that IMA founder Mohammed Mansoor Khan had taken Shivajinagar Congress MLA R Roshan Baig to him seeking an NOC from the government to raise a Rs 600 crore loan from a bank.

According to a ToI report, the revenue minister denied that he had done Khan any undue favour.

Earlier in June, it was reported that the Congress MLA had taken Mansoor Khan to a minister to help him get a clean chit for his company's operations, but a senior IAS officer declined to issue the certificate despite the pressure from the minister.

The report further claimed that neither did Deshpande nor the revenue department provide a clean chit to IMA, while police officials submitted a report stating that the activities of the company did not attract action under the Karnataka Protection of Interest of Depositors in Financial Establishments Act (KPID).

Deshpande further claimed that Mansoor Khan, along with Roshan Baig, met him and sought help while the revenue minister told Baig that he could help him only in the legal framework. He further said that he and his works are transparent and also asked the reporter to take a look at his workflow.

The revenue minister concluded by stating that the people can repose faith in the government as they are sincerely working to bring justice to the depositors. He also said that new legislation had been put in place to ensure speedy disposal of cases involving Ponzi companies.