Court to hear plea for taking Hasan Ali to Patna on May 7

The sessions court would hear the application filed by officer of Arthur Road prison here seeking permission to send Hasan Ali Khan, accused of money laundering, to Patna in connection with a passport forgery case, on May 7.

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2011, 16:00 PM IST

Mumbai: The sessions court would hear the
application filed by officer of Arthur Road Central prison
here seeking permission to send Hasan Ali Khan, accused of
money laundering, to Patna in connection with a passport
forgery case, on May 7.
The application came up for hearing today before the
Principal Judge Swapna Joshi who adjourned it to May 7, when
Hasan would be produced before her for extension of remand.

Patna police had yesterday approached the court here
seeking Khan`s custody. They presented a production warrant
issued by the chief judicial magistrate of Patna as Khan is
required in the passport forgery case of 1997 there.

Khan`s counsel, I P Bagadia, however, objected to the
plea saying the production warrant was addressed to the Arthur
Road Jail and not to the court. Hence it should be returned.

However, the State, through Govind Patil, additional
senior jailer of Arthur Road, then made an application saying
that the sessions court in Mumbai could direct the jail
authorities to send him to Patna, as Khan is in court`s
custody now.

Khan is in judicial custody till May 7 here. The court
would also hear on May 4 his plea seeking medical assistance
for injury to leg. He has pleaded that he is a diabetic and
needs immediate treatment.
PTI