Hasan Ali in judicial custody in passport case



Patna, Jan 4 (IANS) Businessman, alleged money launderer and tax evader Hasan Ali Khan was sent to 14 days' judicial custody Friday by a Bihar court after he was presented before court in connection with a passport issued to him on a fake address here, police said.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Amrit Raj confirmed that Hasan Ali was brought here by a Mumbai police team and presented before a Patna civil court.

"The court has sent Hasan Ali to judicial custody and he was lodged in Beur Central Jail in Patna," Raj said.

"Two years ago, Bihar Police began investigations into how Hasan Ali got a passport from here in 1997 on a fake address and also had it reissued," police said.

Earlier, the regional passport officer here had lodged a first information report (FIR) against Hasan Ali for submitting fake residential proof.

In his passport application, Khan gave Pathantoli locality in Alamganj area in Patna as his address and Belsand village in Sitamarhi district as his permanent address, police said.

Khan is said to have stashed away $8 billion (Rs.36,000 crore) abroad and is allegedly India's biggest tax defaulter.

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