The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has moved an application in the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court seeking the custody of close Hasan Ali Khan aide and Kolkata-based businessman Kashinath Tapuriah.
“We want to question Tapuriah in connection with certain transactions and therefore we moved an application on October 12,” an ED officer said.
The officer further said the application would be heard this week.
The ED alleged that Pune-based businessman Khan and Tapuriah had laundered billions of dollars in foreign banks, of which a large chunk was obtained by Khan through the sale of weapons to international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.
Khan is facing charges of stashing away billions of dollars in foreign banks with the help of his associate Tapuriah.
He is also facing close to Rs70,000 crore tax demand notice from the Income Tax department. PTI