The Supreme Court on 30th September cancelled the bail which had been granted to Hawala dealer Hasan Ali Khan who had been arrested for an offense under Prevention of Corruption Act. Hasan Ali Khan had been taken into custody 6 months back and the Bombay High Court had granted him bail on August 12. The order of Bombay High Court had been suspended previously by the Supreme Court on an appeal filed by the Enforcement Directorate. A bench of Justices Altamas Kabir and S S Nijjar on this Friday, 30September after hearing submissions from both the sides decided that the order of the High Court had to be interfered with and thus the bail granted was cancelled. The fact that Hasan Ali has multiple passports issued in his name for the purpose of operating his bank accounts in Switzerland and Singapore with deposits estimated over Rs 36,000 crore was the basis for this decision as it strongly supported the apprehension that he may abscond to abroad once the bail is granted.
The hearing on plea of the accused who dealt with the fake passport, Hasan Ali Khan, was deferred till 1st of July 2011.
Hassan Ali Khan is lodged in New Arthur Road jail in Mumbai and his bail petition was listed for hearing in the court of District and Sessions judge, V.N. Mishra.