Patna court issues production warrant against Hasan Ali Khan

United News of India

Patna, April 19, 2011

Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) S P Singh today issued a warrant against Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali Khan, facing money-laundering charges, for production in his court here in connection with issuance of passport from the Patna office adopting fraudulent means.

While issuing the production warrant, the CJM directed the Superintendent of New Arthur Road Jail, Mumbai, to produce Khan in Patna court by April 30.

According to the charges, a passport was issued in 1997 to Khan by the Regional Passport Office, Patna. The inquiry which was carried out later revealed that Khan had suppressed and concealed facts while filing details required for issuance of the passport.

The matter came to light when the Ministry of Finance of Government of India detected the irregularities as well as suppression of facts for issuance of passport.

Later, a case was lodged by a zonal pasport officer in Kotwali police station in Patna against Khan charging him with offence liable to be punished under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Passport Act.