Hasan Ali Khan to be booked under MCOCA?
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2011, 18:18
Mumbai: A special court on Saturday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to appoint a competent officer to probe whether a case under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) was made out against Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan.

The order was passed by designated MCOCA judge S M Modak who asked the city police chief to appoint an officer to conduct the probe and file a report within a month.

The judge said that police commissioner can seek an extension if required.

The court was hearing an application filed by I G Khandelwal, an activist, who contended that MCOCA charges should be slapped on Khan.

Currently, Khan is facing money laundering charges in a special court under Prevention of Money Laundering Act. His bail plea was rejected by the trial court but the Bombay High Court granted him liberty. The Enforcement Directorate moved the Supreme Court which cancelled his bail.

Opposing Khandelwal's application for invoking MCOCA charges against Khan, the state government argued that the complaint was not bonafide and contended that without placing relevant information nobody can file a plea in the court seeking to invoke MCOCA charges against any person.

The government said that a nodal agency had been appointed and the complainant can approach it for redressal of his grievances.


First Published: Saturday, October 01, 2011, 18:18

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