Jailed businessman Hasan Ali undergoes medical check-up

Mumbai: Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, charged with money laundering and tax evasion, was taken to JJ Hospital for medical check-up on Saturday by officials of the Arthur Road Central Jail where he is lodged.

Khan was taken to the government-run hospital for medical examination at 11 am in keeping with the directives of the Bombay High Court, Arthur Road Jail Superintendent Rajendra Dhamane said to a news agency.

The 53-year-old businessman is suffering from diabetes and various other ailments.

Khan had moved the High Court alleging that jail authorities were not taking him for medical check-up and had failed to comply with the directives of the Special Court in this regard.

A High Court Bench headed by Justice PD Kode had sought a reply from the jail officials on Khan's plea. It then ordered the officials to take Khan to the hospital immediately.

Enforcement Directorate (ED) had arrested Khan on March 7 on charges of tax evasion and money laundering. He was also facing charges of depositing USD 8 billion in Zurich branch of Union Bank of Switzerland.

ED alleged that the tainted billionaire had links with international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.