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Hasan Ali associate arrested

Posted by on March 24, 2011 0 Comment

Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Thursday arrested Kolkata-based businessman Kashinath Tapuriah here for his alleged association with Hasan Ali Khan, said to the India’s biggest tax evader, sources in the probe agency said.

To be presented at a Mumbai court later in the day, Tapuriah (74) is alleged to have played a major role in the transfer of money to a Swiss bank via Khan’s investments in 14 of his companies.

He was arrested after being questioned for three days, sources added.

Tapuriah’s Kolkata residence and office were searched by ED officials earlier this month as his name cropped up in documents recovered from Khan’s Pune residence.

Khan’s custodial remand with the ED ends Thursday.

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