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    Hasan Ali case: UP govt removes Principal Secy

    New Delhi: The Mayawati government on Saturday removed Vijay Shankar Pandey from the position of the Principal Secretary after the Enforcement Directorate's move to question Pandey in connection with the Hasan Ali black money case.

    The UP state government denied any links with top tax evader Hasan Ali and said that if there is any proof, then it is in Pandey's personal capacity.

    The Enforcement Directorate will question Puducherry Lt Governor Iqbal Singh and Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary Vijay Shankar Pandey in connection with the passport procured by stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan and some investments done by him abroad.

    Sources said summons have been already issued to Iqbal while the same to Pandey will be issued next week following questioning of a Bihar politician Amalendu Pandey by the Directorate in Mumbai.

    They said the two will be questioned with regard to procurement of passport by Ali and some investments that he did at foreign shores.

    The ED is mulling to question Ali's aide Kashinath Tapuria, presently in the agency's custody, after similar leads emerged in the case following the questioning of the politician.