Ali has cried foul and alleges that he was framed in the whole scheme of things and the real culprits behind the scam is Kashinath Tapuriah, the Kolkata-based businessman and his partner RP Goenka. He alleged, “The 8 billion dollars belong to Tapuriah and his associate...they have framed me."
He was speaking to those present in the court premises after he was remanded for a few more days in judicial custody. Tapuriah was also arrested by ED on Mar 24. The ED has established the active role of Tapuriah in his dealings with Hasan Ali. The investigative agencies revealed to the Supreme Court that they held evidence to prove that Tapuriah had traveled with Hasan Ali to Singapore in 1997 to carry out transactions in the Swiss bank account that held black money. There are also evidence to prove that Tapuriah helped Hasan acquire a fake passport as well.
He is being investigated on black money, money laundering and tax evasion.