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Verify Hassan Ali`s health claims: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to submit by tomorrow a report on the health condition of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan accused in money laundering cases.



New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed
the Centre to submit by tomorrow a report on the health
condition of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan accused
in money laundering cases.

A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and S S Nijjar passed
the order after Khan`s counsel urged the court to consider
grant of interim bail to him on the ground that he was
suffering from various ailments, including renal failure, for
which he needed urgent medical treatment.

The apex court then asked Additional Solicitor General
Harin Rawal to verify the claim and submit a report by
tomorrow.

The stay granted by the bench earlier on Khan`s release
from jail expires on September 2.

The apex court had on August 16 stayed the bail granted
to Hassan Ali by the Bombay High Court on August 12.
The court had passed the order on a petition filed by the
Enforcement Directorate challenging the high court`s order
granting bail to Khan who has been accused in various money
laundering cases.

"The documents reveal that Khan has huge funds in his
accounts to the extent of 800 million US dollars with a bank
outside India," the ED contended.

The agency, in its petition, alleged various transactions
led by Khan through his foreign bank accounts reveal his
association with international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.

"The documents point to deep linkage between Khan and
Khashoggi," the agency said while pressing for a stay on the
Bombay High Court`s order granting bail to Khan.

The high court had granted bail to Khan on August 12
after saying the ED had failed to show the wealth amassed by
him was proceeds of crime.

The ED had said Khan and his arrested accomplice
Kashinath Tapuriah had deep links with bank officials in the
US, Switzerland, Singapore, the UAE and other countries.

It had alleged that in 2003, USD 300 million was
apparently received by Khan from Khassogi from weapon sales.

PTI

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