An FIR has been registered against former Karnataka minister and Congress MLA Roshan Baig on a complaint that he had allegedly created a fake document of a flat for pecuniary gain, police said on Tuesday.
City-based builder Ziaullah Sharief had lodged the complaint yesterday against Baig, his wife and one V G Vaijayanthimala for creating a fake general power of attorney document of a flat in his wife's name by forging her signature and then selling it.
Sharief alleged that Baig as a minister in the S M Krishna Ministry struck a deal in 1998 with him to purchase his (Sharief) flat in Parkview Apartments for Rs 50 lakh. As per the agreement, Baig paid Rs five lakh as initial payment and agreed to pay the rest at the time of registration.
But, Baig without getting the property registered, took possession of the flat "using his political position" and then by creating a "fake GPA document in his wife's name by forging his wife's signature", he allegedly sold the property to Vaijayanthimala for Rs 1.5 crore in 2009, the complaint said.
Sharief said he came to know about the illegal sale of his property when a person came to him to purchase the flat.
Police said they were investigating the case "to get to the root of the facts".