The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police’s Crime Branch have detained Karnataka Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Santosh Lad and brought him to Delhi in a matter of a pending criminal case.
The police said the Sahar Airport Police detained Lad on Thursday and later handed him over to Delhi Police.
Police said immigration officials at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport nabbed him. Lad was on his way to Dubai when he was detained after a look out circular against him was issued by the Delhi police. The MLA represents the Kalaghatgi constituency in Dharwad District and belongs to the Congress party.
The Delhi Police wanted him in connection with a cheating case. Additional Commissioner of Police (West region) Amitabh Gupta said the Delhi Police were informed about Lad’s detention and a team is expected to go to Mumbai to take Lad’s custody.
“We would hand over Lad to the Delhi police team shortly,” he added.
A police officer from Sahar police station said a real estate company operating in the National Capital Region (NCR) had filed a case of cheating against Lad.