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Karnataka crisis: Rebel Congress MLA Roshan Baig detained at airport

Karnataka crisis: Rebel Congress MLA Roshan Baig detained at airport
Rebel Congress legislator Roshan Baig arrives at Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar’s chambers to submit his resignation letter in Bengaluru on July 11. Photo: IANS

Bengaluru: Rebel Congress legislator and former state minister R Roshan Baig was detained at the Bengaluru airport and prevented from taking off in a chartered aircraft, police said.

The move was made a day before the Supreme Court hearing of a petition submitted by five rebel legislators including Baig seeking its directive to the state Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to accept his resignation forthwith.

“Baig was detained for questioning at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) when he was about to take off in a private aircraft to an unconfirmed destination from Bengaluru,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) B R Ravikantha Gowda said in a statement here on late Monday night.

Baig, an eight-time legislator and former minister in the previous Congress government, resigned on July 10 from the Shivajinagar assembly segment in the city centre.

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