ED arrests Hasan Ali Khans aide Kashinath Tapuria

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday arrested Kolkata-based businessman Kashinath Tapuria, an associate of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, accused of money-laundering and huge tax evasion.

Tapuria was arrested here after three days of questioning, ED sources said.

Meanwhile, Khan`s chartered accountant, Sunil Shinde, has been asked to appear before the ED for questioning. The ED had conducted searches at his residence in Pune yesterday.

53-year-old Khan has been arrested by the agency on charges of stashing huge amounts of black money in banks abroad. He is also facing a Rs 70,000-crore tax demand notice from the Income-Tax department.

The I-T department has raised a tax demand of Rs 591 crore against Tapuria and Rs 20,540 crore against his wife Chandrika.