Pune, March 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials Wednesday conducted searches at the Pune residence of the chartered accountant (CA) of alleged money launderer and tax evader Hasan Ali Khan, official sources said.
Confirming the development, Khan’s CA Sunil Shinde said that ED officials are searching his premises in Sahakar Nagar area of south Pune.
“I was in Mumbai to attend to a professional matter related to the Income Tax Tribunal since Tuesday,” Shinde told IANS.
“I am now on my way back to Pune, after I was told about ED officials are searching my residence,” he said.
Expressing his concern over the searches, Shinde said he is Khan’s accountant only in a professional capacity. “It is unfair to raid my residence only because I am his chartered accountant,” he said.
“I will have a clearer picture once I reach home and speak to them,” he added.
Shinde said the ED is also planning to search his office in Pune’s extended suburb of Hadapsar.
Khan, allegedly India’s biggest tax defaulter, is in the custody of the ED till March 24.