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    ED readies to nail tax defaulter Hasan Ali today

    Mumbai: A sessions court is likely to decide on Friday whether to extend the remand of India's top known tax evader Hasan Ali Khan in the black money investigation case.

    Hasan Ali has been charged with laundering black money to tax havens overseas.

    The Enforcement Directorate has asked for a 14-day extension, claiming Khan is withholding information and not cooperating with the investigation

    On Thursday, the ED made a case for custodial interrogation, saying some of Khan's links had to be probed that had a bearing on national security.

    It has also said it needs more time with Khan as it has to submit a status report on its investigations to the Supreme Court.

    The ED has appointed a new prosecutor, after being pulled up by the court for not building a proper case.

    Khan has been charged with stashing $8 billion in Switzerland, though UBS bank has claimed that documents seized by the investigating agencies during raids on his premises could be forged and said it had no relationship with him.

    Khan told the court on Thursday that the ED had fabricated all documents to fix him and that he would challenge all the accusations.

    Meanwhile the regional passport office in Patna has filed an FIR against him for submitting fake information about his residential address while applying for a passport in December 2010.