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ED questions senior business, bank executives

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Updated: March 18, 2011, 8:25 PM IST
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ED questions senior business, bank executives
The ED has already asked the Union Home Ministry to study the charges against Khan relating to national security.

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned senior executives of business and banking firms in connection with its probe against Pune-based stud farm owner Hassan Ali Khan who has been arrested for alleged charges of money laundering.

The ED will also question Khan, facing close to Rs 70,000 crore tax demand notice from the Income-Tax Department, with regard to his past trips to various countries and his business dealings within the country, sources said.

Information on Khan's properties in the country and abroad, both in his name or benami, are also being sought,they said.

The multi-disciplinary team of officials from Income Tax department, the ED, the Economic Offences Wing of Maharashtra Police and RBI have also prepared a list of "required updated information" to be sought from various business associates and firms in connection with the probe.

According to the sources, the multi-disciplinary team will also question Khan's associates Kashi Nath Tapuriah and Philip Anand Raj and others to obtain fresh information to probe money laundering charges.

The ED has already asked the Union Home Ministry to study the charges against Khan relating to national security.

Khan would now have to remain in jail even after four days of interrogation by the ED with the Supreme Court on Friday saying that he cannot be out on bail till its further order.

Khan, 53, surrendered before the Enforcement Directorate in Mumbai on Thursday night after the Supreme Court order.

A Mumbai court had on March 11 rejected the ED's plea for custodial interrogation of Khan on the ground that the agency had not gathered sufficient evidence or made any case to justify its plea for Khan's custodial interrogation.

The I-T department has raised a tax demand of Rs 50,329 crore against Khan, Rs 49 crore against his wife Rheema HassanAli Khan, Rs 591 crore against Kashi Nath Tapuriah, RS 20,540 crore against Tapuriah's wife Chandrika and a Rs 336 crore against a business firm related to Khan, R M Investment and Trading Company Private Limited after its assessment in 2008.

First Published: March 18, 2011, 8:25 PM IST
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