ED brings Pandey face-to-face with Tapuria

Tightening the noose further, the Enforcement Directorate put Bihar Congress leader Amlendu Pandey face-to-face with Kashinath Tapuria over their links with India’s biggest tax evader Hasan Ali Khan, reports claimed Monday.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 13:20 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Tightening the noose further, the Enforcement Directorate put Bihar Congress leader Amlendu Pandey face-to-face with Kashinath Tapuria over their links with India’s biggest tax evader Hasan Ali Khan, reports claimed Monday.

While Tapuria is under judicial custody over his business links with Hasan Ali, Pandey is under the scanner for allegedly helping the Pune-based stud farm owner procure a passport from Patna by forging documents.

The ED had last week too summoned Pandey to appear before it. In its remand application the investigating agency had mentioned that it was necessary to question Pandey regarding transactions of Khan in Singapore and also to find out the reasons for obtaining the second passport from Patna.

Hasan Ali, Pandey and Kashinath Tapuria are alleged to have travelled to Singapore in 1997 to open an account in the United Bank of Switzerland.

Hasan Ali and Tapuria are under judicial custody till April 26.