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SC notice to Centre on Hasan Ali Khan’s bail plea

Hasan Ali Khan being taken to sessions court in Mumbai. A file photo: Vivek Bendre.

Hasan Ali Khan being taken to sessions court in Mumbai. A file photo: Vivek Bendre.  

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate on a bail petition filed by Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali Khan, detained in 2011 under the provisions of Prevention of Money laundering Act.

A Bench of Justices V Gopala Gowda and A K Goel issued notice after hearing senior counsel V. Giri, appearing for Khan submitted that his client had been in jail for about 3 ½ years as against the maximum punishment of seven years imprisonment if he was convicted. The Bench asked the ED to reply in three weeks.

The Centre had detained Khan on the ground that he had huge funds in his accounts to the extent of $ 800 million with a bank outside India and various transactions through his foreign bank accounts revealed his association with international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.

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Printable version | Jan 26, 2020 6:32:15 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/hasan-ali-khan-bail-plea-sc-notice-to-centre/article6332106.ece

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