FIA seeks formation of medical board for money laundering accused
KARACHI: In its letter, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday requested the Supreme Court to constitute a medial board for the examination of high profile personalities accused in a money laundering scam.
FIA asked for the formation of a medical board, comprising top-notch doctors, in order to examine the accused Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed.
The father and son duo was apprehended by the FIA on August 15, soon after their arrests, the accused were admitted to the hospital on the pretext of unwell health condition and since then they have been undergoing treatment. The letter of the FIA also informed the apex court of the commencement of operations by the Supreme Court-mandated Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe into the millions-rupee money laundering through fake bank accounts.
A day earlier, the JIT held its first meeting and initiated its investigations in the fake bank accounts case involving Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Anwar Majeed and others.
The meeting mulled over the direction in which further probe has to be carried out against all the accused of money laundering scandal. According to sources privy to the matter, JIT has set up its secretariat in Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) new building at Karachi’s Gulistan-eJauhar area.
On September 6, the apex court constituted a six-member joint investigation team to investigate the fake bank accounts case.