The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has opposed Pune businessman Hasan Ali Khan’s bail application in the Bombay high court, saying grave questions have been raised regarding national security that need to be probed as Khan has been associated with international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.
ED had arrested Khan on February 7 for alleged laundering money under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Khan had approached the high court seeking bail. ED filed its affidavit on Wednesday opposing Khan’s bail stating that he was a “habitual offender” and had not revealed the truth about the financial transactions made by him in various banks abroad.
The affidavit added, “During questioning, Khan has not come out with details of the transactions made by him in foreign banks. The possession of huge funds in foreign accounts abroad raises grave questions which need to be deeply probed.”
ED has expressed apprehension that if Khan is released on bail then he is capable of acquiring another fake passport and absconding.
Besides, he may also tamper with the evidence.
Justice RC Chavan will hear Khan’s bail plea for April 29.