Court summons Moonis Elahi in money laundering case on Oct 11

The Nation  |  Sep 30, 2022

 Court summons Moonis Elahi in money laundering case on Oct 11

A local court has summoned former federal minister and PML-Q leader Ch Moonis Elahi and other nominated r accused in the FIA money laundering case on October 11.

The Banking Crime Court, Lahore on Friday accepted the FIA challan against Moonis and other accused in the money laundering case for hearing and issued summons for the production of all accused on Oct 11.

The FIA on Thursday submitted a challan which consisted of 31 pages. Moonis Elahi, Nawaz, Mazhar and Wajid Ahmad Bhatti have been nominated in the challan.

According to the challan, the role of a Naib Qasid and a helper has been emerged in the case against Moonis. 

Naib Qasid Nawaz Bhatti is a close relative of CM Punjab’s Principal Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti. 

Naib Qasid Nawaz Bhatti has got 32 accounts in which his turnover remained around Rs24 billion. 

The challan also presented the turnover amounting millions of rupees in the account of helper Mazhar Iqbal Bhatti. 

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As many as 42 Benami accounts were revealed and a record of 9 Benamdar accounts allegedly belonged to Moonis was also presented in the challan. 

The FIA in its challan said that it seemed that Naib Qasid Nawaz and Mazhar were Moonis’ facilitators and a fraud was committed in their names. 

According to the FIA, both the poor chaps could not invest Rs500 million in the sugar mills. Besides this, Nawaz and Mazhar have denied owning any shares in the Rahim Yar Khan Sugar Mills, the challan said adding that it looked pretty obvious from the statements of both the underlings that Moonis used their names. 

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