Mumbai: Enforcement Directorate searches Hasan Ali Khan's premises

Hasan Ali Khan
Hasan Ali Khan

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), Delhi, yesterday carried out searches at multiple places in Mumbai linked to Pune-based farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, in connection with a money laundering case.

ED sources said that the central agency searched four places in south Mumbai as part of their ongoing investigation against Khan, under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case of 2011, in which along with Khan, few of his associates were also booked.

Sources said that the central agency's action in Khan's case is an attempt to gather fresh evidence against him. The agency had last year too searched a dozen premises.

Khan was released on bail in August 2015. Advocate Prashant Patil representing Khan said, "There is no official confirmation to my client about any such raids. However, it is ironical that in past 10 years the Income Tax Department and ED have miserably failed to provide any prima facie evidence against my client. He lost his health and liberty to a presumptive allegation by ED which till date has no prima facie case. If there are allegations of money laundering, where is the money?"

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No. of places that were searched in Mumbai by the ED

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