Even as reports are received that the IMA promoter and scam accused Mansoor Khan has fled to Dubai and his viral audio clip was nothing more than a diversionary exercise, anger is rising against the government for not identifying the scam even when regulatory agencies had alerted on the same. The number of complaints that have registered so far with respect to the case has now passed 25,000, police officials confirm.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday expanded his cabinet by inducting two Independent MLAs into the ministry in an apparent move to give stability to his 13-month-old wobbly government. In the much-awaited expansion, R Shankar and H Nagesh were sworn in as cabinet-rank ministers by Governor Vajubhai Vala who administered them the oath of office and secrecy at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.
Meanwhile, in the IMA jewels case, police sources say that Mansoor Khan might have fled to Dubai on June 8, even as the total number of complaints received by the police from depositors and investors crossed 20,000. Police also say that the total amount due to depositors could be in the range of Rs 1500 crores though the full and final figure is yet to be arrived at. A special investigation team (SIT) has been formed to investigate the case.