FIA seeks for­ma­tion of med­i­cal board for money laun­der­ing ac­cused

Daily Messenger - - Metropolitan -

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.

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