ED gets courts permission to quiz Hasan Ali

Mumbai: A sessions Court on Wednesday granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) permission to take Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali — arrested for alleged money-laundering and lodged in Arthur Road jail here — to its office till April 1 for interrogation.

On March 25, sessions court had remanded Ali to judicial custody till April 8. Ali, who has allegedly stashed away billions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts, was arrested in the first week of this month.

The ED had sought permission from the court to take Hasan Ali to its office for questioning.

Judge K P Purohit granted the plea today. Ali would be brought to ED office in south Mumbai every day between 10.30 am to 5.30 pm till April 1.

The interrogation would be video-recorded as per the Supreme Court`s order.