Mansoor Khan, the prime accused in the multi-crore IMA Ponzi scam, was admitted to a hospital after he complained of chest pain on Monday. According to reports, the officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had taken him to Victoria Hospital after he complained of uneasiness in his chest, but he was cleared by the doctors there.
He was then taken to the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research for a detailed check-up, but Mansoor Khan refused to get admitted, after which he was taken to the ED office.
However, he again complained of chest pain, following which the sleuths took him to cardiac care unit (CCU) of PMSSY Super-Speciality Hospital on the Victoria Hospital campus, where he once again refused to undergo an angiogram as prescribed by doctors.
âWhile he is stable now, an angiogram is required to diagnose if he has any underlying blockages. However, he is adamant that he does not want the procedure. We will wait until 10 am on Tuesday. If he still does not to get it done, we will discharge him by 11 am,â PMSSY Special Officer PG Girsh told The Hindu.
It may be recalled a few days before Mansoor Khan returned to India, he had stated in a video that he had a few blocks in his heart and was coming back for further treatment.
Mansoor, who has been absconding since June, returned to India on Friday and the ED was granted three days custody by a Bengaluru court. However, with considering the delays by Mansoor, the ED might seek more time.
Mansoor has been accused of running a âhalalâ Ponzi scheme â where the money is diverted from new investors to older investors â in the name of I Monetary Advisory (IMA). He fled India around June 13, when the scam surfaced. He has been accused of cheating 40,000 investors to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore.
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