Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator MC Kamaruddin was arrested by the Crime Branch in Kerala’s Kasargod on Saturday, following a collection of police complaints accusing him of dishonest.
Prior to his arrest, he was questioned by the SIT (Special Investigation Team) for over 5 hours.
The IUML is an ally of the Congress-led UDF (United Democratic Front), which is a part of the opposition within the southern state.
Mr Kamaruddin can be the chairman of the Fashion Gold Jewelery Group and complaints filed throughout varied police stations accuse him of dishonest buyers out of crores.
According to a senior police official who spoke to information company PTI, the complaints alleged that the corporate had did not pay again buyers even after they paid for the shares.
Fashion Gold Jewelery shops have been shut abruptly in December final 12 months, with out buyers being knowledgeable. Sources say greater than 100 circumstances have been registered in opposition to him ranging from August.
The police official informed PTI that though preliminary complaints confirmed fraud of round Rs 1 crore, there have been many different buyers who had but to return ahead.
The quantity could possibly be as a lot as Rs 100 crore, he stated.
Meanwhile, as he was being taken to the hospital for a routine medical check-up after his arrest, Mr Kamaruddin stated the allegations in opposition to him have been “politically motivated”. He had earlier stated that it was nonetheless potential for buyers to get again their cash.
Earlier in the present day a senior police official stated that “there is enough evidence to arrest MC Kamaruddin”. The police have additionally registered a case in opposition to the IUML’s TK Pookoiya Thangal, in line with PTI.
With enter from PTI