Hasan Ali case: ED to submit status report before Supreme Court

March 28th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will submit a status report on its probe into the alleged money-laundering activities of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan before the Supreme Court today.

Khan’s wife, Rheema Khan, will also appear before the court.

A bench comprising Justice B Sudershan Reddy and Justice S S Nijjar had asked the ED to submit its status report in the investigation with regard to the millions of rupees stashed away by Khan in banks abroad.

Asserting that he has been wrongly framed, Hasan Ali on Friday said that there is a threat to his life from Kolkata-based businessman Kashinath Tapuriah and his partner RP Goenka.

“The eight billion dollars belong to Tapuriah and his associate…they have framed me,” Ali told reporters outside a Mumbai sessions court, where he was remanded to 14 days of judicial custody till April 8.

On Thursday, the ED arrested Tapuriah in connection with money-laundering and tax evasion charges. Tapuriah, who was arrested after three days of questioning, will be in the custody of the probe agency till March 30.

Khan, who is currently lodged in the high-security Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai, was arrested by ED sleuths for stashing away huge amounts of black money in banks abroad. He is also facing a Rs 70,000-crore tax demand notice from the income tax department.

The Income Tax Tribunal had on March 4 issued a showcause notice to 53-year-old Hasan Ali. (ANI)

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