NEW DELHI — In yet another video Mohammed Mansoor Khan, Founder owner of I Monetary Advisory (IMA) Group, the main accused in a multi-crore Jewels scam said he will return to India within 24 hours and sought police protection.
In an earlier video, released on June 23, telling Bengaluru police he said he wishes to come back to India and expose all those involved in the downfall of his business venture. He has also claimed that the real culprits behind the scam are the “big names at the state and central levels”.
Bengaluru police, however, responded his video message saying police will guarantee his safety if he returns.
In the second video released on Monday, Mansoor Khan said: “God willing, I will return to India in the next 24 hours, I have full faith in Indian judiciary. First of all, leaving India was a big mistake, but circumstances were such that I had to leave. I don’t even know where my family is”.
Mansoor Khan fled Bengaluru in June leaving thousands of investors in frenzy. All he left behind was an audio clip, threatening to commit suicide.
In the audio clip, he also talked about officials accepting bribes worth Rs. 400 crore and the involvement of Congress legislator Roshan Baig, who has since denied the charge.
The IMA has allegedly cheated a large number of investors, mainly Muslims, after promising them impressive return on their deposits.
The SIT had earlier conducted a raid at Mansoor Khan’s office and seized jewellery worth Rs. 20 crore. It had arrested the firm’s auditor Iqbal Khan and seven directors of different entities linked to Khan.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had also issued summons to the IMA founder directing him to appear before the agency on June 24, but he failed to appear as he is not in the country.
Over 25,000 complaints have been filed against the company.