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    Hasan Ali case: ED grills Bihar politician

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday questioned Bihar politician Amalendu Pandey, who is a All India Congress Committee member, in Mumbai for allegedly helping tax defaulter Hasan Ali Khan procure a passport from Patna.

    Pandey is the first politician to be summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the Hasan Ali Khan money laundering case.

    He is also considered to be a close associate of Ali's business associate Kashinath Tapuriah.

    His residence in Patna has already been raided by the Enforcement Directorate

    The Regional Passport Office in Patna had lodged an FIR in 2010 against Khan for submitting fake residential proof.

    In his passport application, Khan had given Pathantoli locality in Alamganj area in Patna as his address and Belsand village in Sitamarhi district as the permanent address, official sources said.