Sessions court allows ED to question Tapuriah for three days

Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 21:15

Mumbai: A sessions court on Monday granted
permission to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to question
Kolkata-based businessman Kashinath Tapuriah, who is a
co-accused in the money laundering case, for three days.

The ED today moved an application seeking questioning of
Tapuriah for three days which the court granted.

The ED sources said Tapuriah would be questioned in
connection with the alleged fake passport obtained by the Pune
stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan from the Patna Passport Office.

The agency had already obtained the similar permission to
question Khan for his role in obtaining the fake passport.

Khan is facing charges of stashing away billions of
dollars in the foreign banks with the help of his associate
Tapuriah. The Income Tax department had already served a
notice on Khan for allegedly evading tax to the tune of Rs
70,000 crore.

The sources, however, added that Khan and Tapuriah were
not confronted with each other during the questioning of the
former.

Meanwhile, the court on Wednesday is likely to hear the
bail application, moved on Saturday, by Khan in conformity
with the order by the Bombay High Court which asked him to
seek relief from the lower court.

PTI

First Published: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 21:15
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