The Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Hasan Ali Khan, Pune-based businessman accused of massive money laundering, to review its decision of rejecting his bail application. “Hasan Ali Khan had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court last year, seeking review of the Supreme Court's order rejecting his bail plea. The court rejected it,” an official from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told The Hindu on Monday.
“We have gone through the Review Petition and connected papers. We do not find any merit in the same. Accordingly the Review Petition is dismissed,” the Supreme Court's order stated. It was passed last week.
Hasan Ali had applied for bail in the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in July last year. The special judge had then rejected his application. He then moved the Bombay High Court challenging the lower court's order.
In August 2011, the High Court granted him bail. But the ED filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court seeking a stay order on the Bombay High Court's decision. “The order was stayed on 16th August, 2011 by Justice Altamas Kabir and S. Nijjar. Subsequently, the Bail granted by the High Court was cancelled by the Supreme Court by its order on September 30, 2011,” the officer said.