Kashinath Tapuria, close aide of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan who is facing money laundering charges, was on Saturday sent to judicial custody after Enforcement Directorate told the local court that it did not need his custody for now.

Tapuria was produced before Additional Principal Sessions Judge K P Purohit at the latter’s residence as the court was closed on Saturday. Tapuria was arrested on March 24 by ED.

Khan was arrested by the agency for allegedly 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 I-T department has also raised a tax demand of Rs 591 crore against Tapuria and that of Rs 20,540 crore against his wife Chandrika.