FIA submits report to SC in money laundering case

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted on Tuesday a report to the Supreme Court (SC) relating to the money laundering through fake accounts case it has been investigating.
A three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar heard the case today. Submitting the report, the FIA suggested the top court to form a joint interrogation team to investigate into the matter.
According to the report submitted to the apex court, close aid of Asif Ali Zardari and Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed were accused of depositing and withdrawing money from 29 accounts and they were not able to provide a single proof in their defence, local media reported.
The top court rejected Abdul Ghani’s counsel’s request to meet his client who has been sent on judicial remand. Court proceedings have been adjourned till September 5.
The FIA has been investigating into a case of Rs35 billion laundered through fake accounts. Asif, his sister Faryal Talpur and others have been accused of being involved in the case. The duo has been declared absconders in the case.
On August 17, a banking court issued arrest warrants for Asif and ordered that the suspect be arrested and presented before the court by September 4. However, Asif was granted protective bail by the Islamabad High Court.