New Delhi: An affidavit was filed by a state DIG in the Supreme Court against the three Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials who have been investigating the Hasan Ali tax evasion case.

The affidavit charging Director Arun Mathur, Special Director Balesh Kumar and Deputy Director Prabhakant Jha with corruption has sought their removal from the probe.

However, the ED officials have called the affidavit a conspiracy to derail the ongoing investigation.
The allegations against the officials are similar to the accusations made by Hasan Ali’s lawyer, which were later dismissed by the local Mumbai court.

It may be noted that Arun Mathur has done a remarkable job in Hasan’s case. It was during this period that Ali and his aide Kashinath Tapuriah were arrested, and they disclosed the names of the bigwigs who had Swiss Bank accounts.