Courtroom extends interim bails of Shahbaz, Hamza in cash laundering case

PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz.
  • PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz seem earlier than the banking court docket within the cash laundering case immediately.
  • The officers of the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) share proof with the court docket towards the duo in 5 circumstances.
  • Shahbaz Sharif says FIA officers misbehave with him throughout investigation.

LAHORE: A banking court docket in Lahore on Saturday prolonged the interim bails of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Chief of the Opposition within the Punjab Meeting Hamza Shahbaz, within the cash laundering case until October 9.

Shahbaz Sharif alongside along with his son Hamza Shahbaz appeared earlier than the banking court docket immediately.

Through the course of the continuing, the officers of the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) shared proof with the court docket towards the duo in 5 circumstances.

“A sugar fee that was fashioned in 2020 discovered that the sugar mill (Ramzan Sugar Mills) was concerned in fraud,” FIA’s senior officer Dr Rizwan advised the court docket. He mentioned that financial institution accounts have been opened by utilizing the names of poor individuals, he apprised the court docket.

The FIA official mentioned that they’ve traced 57 such financial institution accounts on the names of 20 workers of the sugar mill, including that they have been probing 55,498 suspicious transactions.

When the choose requested that how a lot time would they take to finish their investigations, the FIA officer mentioned that at present, they weren’t within the place to submit the challan within the case, because the suspects weren’t cooperating with them. He additional mentioned, “It’s not an strange case.”

“The FIA’s senior official was telling a lie within the court docket,” Shahbaz Sharif apprised the court docket when the choose referred to as him to the podium.

He mentioned,” Neither I’m the director of the sugar mill nor I obtain the wage from it.”

The PML-N president mentioned that FIA officers misbehaved with him when he was summoned.

In the meantime, FIA’s lawyer advised the court docket the pretend financial institution accounts have been opened in collaboration with two officers of a non-public financial institution. He mentioned that the banks have been additionally not cooperating with them. The lawyer pleaded with the court docket to order the banks and the suspects to cooperate with FIA in its investigations within the cash laundering case.

On the event, Shahbaz Sharif pleaded with the court docket to permit him to talk however the choose rejected his request, saying that they’ve listened to him. Later, he rejected the lawyer’s allegations.

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