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Written by Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: July 16, 2019 7:17:09 pm
SC takes suo motu cognizance of ‘alarming rise’ in child rape cases Supreme Court reserves order on the plea of Karnataka rebel MLAs

Bangalore news July 16 highlights: Amid the ongoing turmoil in the state, Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Monday scheduled a trust vote for the ruling Congress-JDS coalition government for 11 am on Thursday. He announced the decision of the trust vote after a meeting of the Business Advisory Council of the assembly.

He also adjourned the house till Thursday after the BJP objected to the conduct of regular proceedings without the government proving it’s majority.

Meanwhile, absconding I Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam accused Mansoor Khan released a video on Monday expressing his desire to return to India within 24 hours.

Khan has been accused of cheating over 40,000 investors of Rs 2,000 crore. Thousands of complaints have been registered at the Commercial Street Police Station since his audio clip addressed to the then Commissioner T Suneel Kumar got leaked and went viral on social media on June 9.

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19:17 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Top headlines from Bengaluru - July 16

* Karnataka crisis: SC reserves order, verdict at 10.30 am tomorrow
* Congress MLAs shifted at a resort ahead of trust vote
* SIT allows Roshan Baig to appear on 19 July for further enquiries
* Baig was trying to escape, says Kumaraswamy
* Two site engineers arrested in connection with building collapse
* Jayadeva flyover demolition postponed to next week

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18:51 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Will respond after SC verdict tomorrow: Speaker Ramesh Kumar

Karnataka legislative assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar told reporters in Kolar on Tuesday that he will respond to the issue - of 15 MLAs moving the Supreme Court alleging that the Speaker delayed accepting their resignations - after the SC verdict is out on Wednesday. "I am not someone who is going to challenge. I will perform my duty. I will continue to work as per the Constitution," he said.

17:52 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Welcome CM's move to approve Raghavendra Auradkar Committee Report on Police Reforms: Dy CM

Expressing his support towards Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's move to approve Raghavendra Auradkar Committee Report on Police Reforms, deputy CM G Parameshwara tweeted, "As Home Minister, I had promised better pay & facilities sought by the report, for our policemen. Happy to have fulfilled our promise of improving facilities for our policemen!"

16:13 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Explained: What is Karnataka’s IMA scam?

Senior Congress leader R Roshan Baig, who was detained at the Bengaluru airport on Monday night by an SIT probing the IMA Group ponzi scam, has used the political crisis in Karnataka as a card to hedge against his arrest in the case.

In what has come to be known as the IMA scam, a private firm called I Monetary Advisory Group floated a ponzi scheme offering investors dream returns to the tune of 36 to 64 per cent on investments. The investment schemes of the firm were pitched as being in line with Sharia principles of Islam.

READ: Explained: What is Karnataka’s IMA scam?

15:38 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Karnataka crisis: SC reserves order, verdict at 10.30 am tomorrow

Supreme Court reserves order on the plea of Karnataka rebel MLAs. Order to be pronounced at 10.30 am tomorrow.

15:06 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Rebel MLAs hunting in pack to destabilise government: Kumaraswamy

Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy says rebel MLAs hunting in pack to destabilise government, they went to hotel together. Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan for Kumaraswamy says the Speaker can't be compelled to the decide issue in time bound manner. Kumaraswamy maintains that SC doesn't have jurisdiction to pass interim orders asking the Speaker to maintain status quo on MLAs resignation, disqualification. This is not Speaker vs Court; this is between CM and somebody who wants to become CM by bringing down govt, Dhavan tells the Court.

14:04 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Bengaluru: Congress MLAs arrive at a resort ahead of trust vote

Meanwhile, in Bengaluru, Congress MLAs arrive at a resort ahead of the trust vote.

 

13:31 (IST)16 Jul 2019
SIT allowed Roshan Baig to appear on 19 July for further enquiries

Shivajinagar MLA and former minister Roshan Baig who was taken for enquiry/interrogation on Monday from Bangalore international airport at 10.30 pm by SIT in connection with IMA scam were questioned and allowed to appear on 19 July for further enquiries.

12:47 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Bengaluru police beefed up security at Roshan Baig’s house

Around 20 police officers are at Shivajinagar MLA and former minister Roshan Baig’s house at Cleveland Road, Pulkeshi Nagar on duty inside and outside the place. Baig was detained at the Kempegowda airport by the SIT probing the IMA case.

12:27 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Will come to the floor test, resignation was internal: Ramalinga Reddy

Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy said he will come for the floor test tomorrow as his resignation was not accepted

 

 

12:14 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Irrelevant to question why MLAs want to resign: Rohtagi

Arguing the case for the rebel MLAs, Rohatgi said it was completely irrelevant to question why the lawmakers want to resign. "By not deciding, you (Speaker) are compelling a man to act against his wishes," he told the court. He also added that it was absurd to demand proof when the MLAs have personally presented papers. 

12:01 (IST)16 Jul 2019
IMA fraud: Congress’ Roshan Baig detained by SIT en route Mumbai to join rebel MLAs

Senior Congress leader R Roshan Baig was detained at Bengaluru International Airport on Monday night by an SIT probing the multi-crore IMA Group ponzi scam. Baig is among the 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress-JDS government in Karnataka who have resigned since July 6 sending the coalition into turmoil.

READ: IMA fraud: Congress’ Roshan Baig detained by SIT en route Mumbai to join rebel MLAs

11:52 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Two site engineers arrested in connection with building collapse last week

Two site engineers were arrested in connection with collapse of the basements of two apartments on Hutchins Road, east Bengaluru, last week. Three prime accused, including owners of the structures, are still at large.The engineers Tamim and Nayazullah are from Kolar. The three prime suspects have approached a court seeking anticipatory bail — Mohammed Shoeb A Hameed and Mohammed Imtiaz A Hameed, owners of the buildings, and architect BM Sridhar. 

11:13 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Roshan Baig's lawyers file petition for release

Suspended Shivajinagar Congress MLA Roshan Baig's lawyers file petition questioning his detention by SIT. The petition demands immediate release of the MLA.

10:11 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Roshan Baig being questioned at CID Headquarters

Roshan Baig, who was detained last night by SIT probing the IMA case, is currently being questioned at CID Headquarters at Carlton House. says TV  reports

09:41 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Jayadeva flyover demolition postponed to next week, traffic affected in BTM layout and Jayanagara

The demolition of Jayadeva flyover junction, which was scheduled on Monday, has been postponed to next week by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL). The busy junction is being remodelled to accommodate an additional elevated road and the interchange Metro station of Reach 5 line (RV Road to Bommasandra) and Reach 6 line (Gottigere to Nagawara).

The work is likely to affect areas like BTM Layout, Jayanagar and Bannerghatta Road.

09:33 (IST)16 Jul 2019
11 students ill after drinking tank water in Mandya

Eleven students of a government high school took ill after drinking water from a tank that was allegedly laced with pesticide at A Hullukere village in the taluk on Monday. The students were first provided first aid at the Kothathi government hospital and later shifted to the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences. A probe is on to find who had mixed poison in the drinking water tank, police said. The rural police have registered a case.

09:20 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Cab driver killed in truck hit-and-run in North Bengaluru

A cab driver died in a collision between a container truck and his taxi in north Bengaluru in the early hours of Monday. Kiran Raju, a resident of Kanva Nagar, Nelamangala, was killed moments after the speeding container truck collided head-on with his cab at Makali around 3.30 am. Police are yet to find the CCTV footage of the accident and track down the truck driver.

09:00 (IST)16 Jul 2019
BWSSB Water adalat today

Water adalats will be held on Tuesday, from 9.30 am to 11 am. The disputes of consumers of Kengeri Ideal Homes, BEML Layout, RR Nagar service station will be settled in the office of the AEE (West-3) 5th Stage, 1st Main Road, BEML Layout, RR Nagar. Call 22945171 or 28611826.


The disputes of consumers at Koramangala-1 and 2, Bellandur service station (coming under AEE (South-East-3) sub-division) will be settled. Call 22945389 or 22945243.


The disputes of consumers of MNK Park, Mount Joy, Nagendra Block, Girinagar and Kathriguppe service station coming under AEE (South-West-3) sub-division will be settled in the office of the Assistant Executive Engineer (South-West-3) sub-division, Basavanagudi, MNK Park. Call 22945196 or 22945155.

08:46 (IST)16 Jul 2019
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy alleges that BJP is helping Baig escape

Soon after Baig was detained by SIT, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy tweeted "Today SIT probing the #IMA case detained @rroshanbaig for questioning at the BIAL airport while he was trying leave along with @BSYBJP’s PA Santosh on a chartered flight to Mumbai. I was told that on seeing the SIT, Santhosh ran away while the team apprehended Mr. Baig.”

In another tweet, Kumaraswamy said, "BJP's Yogeshwar was present at the time there.Its a shame that @BJP4Karnataka is helping a former minister escape, who is facing a probe in the #IMA case. This clearly shows #BJP' s direct involvement in destabilizing the govt through horse trading."

The Congress, JDS and BJP MLAs will move to resorts around Bangalore to protect their flock ahead of the floor test. While the trust vote will be taken up on Thursday, the voting will take place following discussions on the vote members of all parties.

READ: Karnataka crisis: Speaker schedules trust vote for Thursday

In his latest video, Mansoor Khan says he is suffering from three heart blockages for which he requires immediate treatment. The SIT, probing the IMA case, is yet to react to the video. Khan further says he was on "bed rest for the last 30 days".

READ: IMA scam: Bedridden for last 30 days, want to return in 24 hours, says Mansoor Khan in video

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