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IHC rejects Omni Group chairman bail plea in fake bank account case

IHC rejects Omni Group chairman bail plea

IHC rejects Omni Group chairman bail plea in fake bank account case.

 

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) announced its order on Anwar Majeed’s bail petition today (Tuesday).

IHC rejects Omni Group chairman bail plea

Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed had sought bail but the IHC rejected his request.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had arrested him along with his son Abdul Ghani from outside the Supreme Court (SC) in 2018.

Finally, the accused appeared before the court after repeated absences from hearings in money laundering through fake bank accounts case.

As per charges mentioned in the FIA’s report, more than 10 political personalities allegedly remained involved in fictitious transactions amounting Rs35 billion.

Police first investigation report (FIR) had stated that M/S Zardari Group (Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, etc) got Rs15,000,000.

They named them among the beneficiaries of the transaction trail of fake bank accounts.

Omni Group, owned by Anwar Majeed, another close aide of the former president maintained those accounts.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif arrest warrant issued while Zardari summoned on June 11 as Accountability Court heard Toshakhana reference.

The Islamabad Accountability court issued warrant for arrest of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

It also directed ex-president Asif Ali Zardari to appear on June 11 in Toshakhana reference.

Meanwhile,  former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani appeared before the court.

Nawaz Sharif is currently staying in London for medical treatment while Asif Zardari also didn’t appear amid speculation he was also ailing.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor requested the court to issue warrants for arrest of Nawaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari, Yousaf Raza Gillani and Omni Group Director Abdul Ghani Majeed.

GTV

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