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MCOCA not applicable against Hasan Ali: Police

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 22:07

Mumbai: The stringent MCOCA is not
applicable against Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali Khan,
facing charges of money laundering and tax evasion, police
said in a report submitted to a special court here on Wednesday.

"Police have prepared the report pursuant to the court`s
direction and have said MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of
Organised Crime Act) is not applicable against Ali. There is
also a letter from Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime)
rejecting invocation of MCOCA in the case after going through
the report," said special public prosecutor Dileep Shah.

In October, the court had directed the Mumbai Police to
ascertain whether a case is made out against Khan under MCOCA.
The order was passed by designated MCOCA judge SM Modak, who
asked the city police commissioner to appoint an officer to
conduct a probe and file a report within a month.

The court is likely to take up the report tomorrow and
hear arguments.

The court was hearing an application filed by I G
Khandelwal, an activist who contended that MCOCA charges be
slapped on Khan, facing money laundering charges in a special
court under Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Khan, lodged in Arthur Road Jail here, is alleged to have
stashed USD 8 billion of laundered money in Swiss banks and
evaded tax close to Rs 70,000 crore.


First Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 22:07
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