Patna police seek custody of Hasan Ali, approach Mumbai court

Patna police approached a court here seeking custody of arrested Pune businessman Hasan Ali Khan in connection with a passport forgery case but their plea was deferred till Wednesday.

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2011, 20:38 PM IST

Mumbai: Patna police on Tuesday approached a
court here seeking custody of arrested Pune businessman Hasan
Ali Khan in connection with a passport forgery case but their
plea was deferred till tomorrow.

The police presented a production warrant of Khan
issued by the chief judicial magistrate of Patna as he 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 here and not to the court and hence it should be
returned.

However, the State at the instance of Govind Patil,
additional senior jailor of Arthur Road made an application
saying that the sessions court in Mumbai could direct the jail
authorities to send him to Patna court because he was in
custody of the court.
Principal Sessions Judge Swapna Joshi deferred the
hearing till tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Khan was produced before Joshi who extended
his judicial custody till May 7.

In another development, Khan made an application to
the court seeking medical assistance for an injury in his leg.

He pleaded he was diabetic and needed immediate treatment
following which the court decided to hear his plea on May 4.

PTI