The Supreme Court Monday was angry at the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) which submitted its second status report on money laundering by India’s top tax evader Hasan Ali. A bench of Justice B. Sudarshan Reddy and Justice S.S. Nijjar said: ‘When we look at the (status) report, it is very difficult to remain calm and poised as to what was happening in the country. Let the people of this country know what is happening.’

The status report was submitted to the court in a sealed cover, and the judges asked why its contents shouldn’t be made public.

Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium told the court that Hasan Ali had given a written statement to the ED that there was a danger to his life and his family.

Justice Reddy asked the solicitor general as to why a multi-disciplinary special investigating team, comprising officials from the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ED should not be constituted by the court to investigate the case.

Yahoo! India News adds: TV channels reported that Hasan Ali was revealing explosive details during his interrogation. He has reportedly implicated a former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and several Kerala politicians. Investigators suspect he helped them park their money and brought it out when they needed it.

Source: IANS, Yahoo


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